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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.

CPA Canada asked employers, students, faculty and others how the In-Depth Tax Program could be improved. The answer? By focusing even more on what grads need to be job-ready from day one.

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.

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