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As the world’s economy gets ever more digital, governments worry that outdated international tax rules are leading to lost tax revenues. Learn how CPA Canada is contributing to the global project tackling these concerns.

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) plans to limit fees for preparing disability tax credit (DTC) claims, but CPA Canada believes its proposals go too far. Find out our suggested solution for meeting the CRA’s goal.

The federal government is consulting on how to cap employee stock option benefits. Find out how the draft legislation echoes advice from CPA Canada and the Canadian Bar Association on this Budget 2019 measure.

Uncertainty over the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)’s policy on tax reporting for payments for business-to-business services is raising concerns for our members. Find out what policy is in place — at least for now.

Last fall, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) asked small and medium businesses and their accountants how the CRA’s services could improve. Find out CPA Canada’s ideas on how the CRA might serve you better.

Many practitioners are surprised when tax auditors ask for banking records from business owners and their families. Find out the reasons behind these requests and how you can make small business audits proceed more efficiently.

What tax and other competencies do today’s newly minted CPAs need to succeed? Find out what updates are being considered for the CPA certification program, and tell us what you think.

Just in time for T1 season, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has launched a host of helpful enhancements to its electronic services. Find out how these changes can lighten the load for tax preparers this April.

With tax season around the corner, it’s time to think about volunteering with a local community tax clinic. Find out how the Canada Revenue Agency and provincial CPA bodies are collaborating to improve these programs.

CPA Canada’s volunteer tax committees and working groups aim to improve the tax system in all its aspects. Learn more about the latest ideas and enhancements on their agendas.

Contrary to some views, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) welcomes and stands behind notices of objection filed electronically. But objections can be rejected on other grounds. Find out some of the most common reasons.

From the totally personal to the all-business, CPA Canada’s Bruce Ball walks us through the most significant tax changes of the year.

Bruce Ball, CPA Canada’s new vice-president, Taxation, looks back at accountants’ 100 years of contributions to Canada’s tax system and discusses his plans for continuing this work into the next century.

From the collaboration agreement with the Canada Revenue Agency to recent Serving You Better consultations, retiring vice–president, Taxation, Gabe Hayos, reflects on the power of collaboration to promote positive change in Canada’s tax system.

For several years, tax practitioners have urged the CRA to streamline its verification processes, for example, by reducing apparently excessive information requests and allowing enough time to respond. Tell us: have things improved?

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is answering the Auditor General of Canada’s call to improve the income tax objections process. Find out what tax practitioners can do to ease the burden.

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is surveying taxpayers and their representatives about their experience with the CRA’s audit processes to identify opportunities for improvement. Learn how you can have your say.

Wouldn’t it be great for your small business if you knew that you were doing things right before you filed your taxes? With the Canada Revenue Agency’s Liaison Officer Initiative, you can.

Although the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)’s latest consultations on taxpayer services have ended, the CRA says it’s always open to ideas. Here’s what CPA Canada is recommending. What would you add?

Tax issues are some of the biggest sources of risk – and litigation – for practitioners. New resources can help you benchmark and improve how you manage tax risk within your practice.

Most of us want to be ethical, but the potential for rationalization and groupthink dwells in all of us. For tax practitioners, learning how to spot — and think through — ethical issues is essential.

The CRA’s Income Tax Audit Manual can be a big help to practitioners, but, at over 1,200 pages, it can overwhelm. CPA Canada’s new resource highlights some especially useful sections. Anything we’ve missed? Tell us.

To smooth the tax audit process, taxpayers can agree with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) to waive their objection rights. But, before they do, taxpayers should fully understand what they’re giving up in return.

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) needs methods to enforce compliance. When applied even-handedly, financial penalties play an important role. But a tax provision that’s been on the books since 1951 goes too far.

An updated protocol between the Canada Revenue Agency’s Appeals and Compliance branches clarifies Appeals’ responsibilities when taxpayers provide new information not previously reviewed by auditors. How will the protocol affect your clients’ tax disputes?

A tax audit of a client’s small business can be frustrating for you — but it doesn’t have to be. Find out what tax practitioners can do to ease the process for everyone involved.

Corporations that use aggressive tax-planning practices can put their earnings and brands at risk, and investors are taking notice. As a tax advisor, what’s your role when it comes to tax responsibility?

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is bringing more services and data online, making tax compliance simpler and easier for tax preparers and their clients. What new services are in the works? What are your priorities?

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)’s new version of Form T1135 for reporting foreign property is now available. Find out what’s new.

Looking for a quicker resolution to your clients’ tax disputes? Avoid falling into the traps created by five common beliefs about the CRA’s audit and appeal policies that the agency has advised me are mistaken.

This blog post discusses the new CPA Canada/CRA agreement aimed at improving the tax system and asks, what do you expect can be achieved through this new relationship?

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