Objecting to the CRA assessment of your tax return

The Auditor General of Canada in its 2016 report indicated that there may be cases where taxpayers disagree with the Canada Revenue Agency's (CRA) assessment of their tax returns.

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The cost of exceeding your allowable RRSP contribution

Under the Income Tax Act, contributions to an RRSP that exceed your RRSP/PRPP deduction limit by more than $2,000 can result in harsh penalties.

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Durand and Associates recently supported me during an Ontario Ministry of Finance Tobacco Tax Audit. They prepared a response to a proposed assessment, negotiated on my behalf and argued with the Ministry concerning the lack of transparency and fairness in their audit process. The result of their efforts was a significant reduction from the initial proposed assessment by the Ministry of Finance.

Steven Hines, President - Distant Shores Trading Company Inc.