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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.

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.

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