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Getting a Tax Lawyer in Edmonton to Help you Solve your Tax Problems
When having issues with your taxes, tax lawyers are able to represent both an individual, an employer, or business taxpayer in the negotiation process and to resolve any disputes with the CRA.
Getting the advice of a legal tax professional has helped thousands of Albertans and Edmontonians with their tax appeals, debt issues, tax disputes, requests for Taxpayers Relief to waive or cancel any interest and penalties, and Voluntary Disclosures applications. With experienced legal counsel, you could also avoid possible criminal charges.
Right Legal can connect you with an Edmonton lawyer or law firm that specialize in tax dispute resolutions.
Objections to Notices of Reassessment
If you have received a Notice of Reassessment, Canada Revenue Agency possibly suspects you of tax fraud or evasion, or the falsification of information and documents related to your taxes. The CRA can search your past records and readjust your Assessment based on the information they find in the investigation. If you do not agree with the CRA’s basis for sending you a Notification of Reassessment and want to object, you should consult a Tax lawyer to know the next steps.
What comes next?
You have 90 days from the date on the Notice of Reassessment to prepare and file a Notice of Objection. Once the CRA receives the Objection, officers will review your case and make a reassessment of your taxes. With the help of a professional, you can negotiate the terms of any payments, or possibly have any charges, penalties, or interest waived from your records.
There are experienced, qualified tax lawyers in Edmonton who can help you prepare your Notifications of Objection and represent your interests with the CRA Appeals Officers.
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Help with Tax Debt
If you are in tax debt with the CRA and having difficulties making payments, the tax department has garnished your wages, frozen your bank accounts, or secured the tax debt against your house, you need to consult a legal tax specialist who can help you. What choices do you have?
Many tax lawyers are actually former CRA Collections Officers who now offer tax debt advisory services and can deal directly with the CRA Collections Department on your behalf.
Tax Court Appeals
If the CRA has denied your Notice of Objection and has sent you a Notice of Reassessment that you disagree with, you will have to file a Tax Appeal.
Your Tax Appeal is another opportunity to argue the merits of your objection and you might be more successful in the federal court system with the guidance of a competent tax lawyer to represent your interests in federal tax court.
The Tax Court of Canada is dedicated to hearing appeals on matters relating to the Income Tax Act and the Excise Tax Act, among other legislation.
The CRA can advise you by mail or by phone that you or your business is going to be audited. Quite often, this type of tax issue comes from the fact that a taxpayer has not provided specific information needed by CRA Auditors, or that Reassessments could not be issued based on insufficient or incorrect information.
To ensure the problem doesn’t get worse or more serious, consult a tax lawyer about your options if you are currently facing or will have a CRA Audit.
Voluntary Disclosure of Unreported Income
If a mistake was made, or you deliberately failed to report your gross income, such as offshore accounts, earnings overseas, and and you would prefer to voluntarily clarify your taxes with the CRA, a tax lawyer can help negotiate your case and even reduce the penalties you could face, or criminal charges placed against you.
As the tax system digitalizes, it will become increasingly easier for the CRA to search and investigate your tax records, and will enforce compliance in many sectors. It is much better to disclose any errors before the CRA begins its own investigation. Through the Voluntary Disclosure Program, the CRA uses penalty and interest relief to Canadian taxpayers as rewards for revealing any unreported earnings here in Canada or abroad.
Let a legal tax professional assist you with your Voluntary Disclosure Applications now.
When accumulating charges and interest on tax debt has become too much for you to handle, you can consult with a tax lawyer to see if you qualify for the Taxpayer Relief Program.
A taxpayer may be granted relief from paying penalties and interest if:
- there have been extraordinary circumstances;
- the CRA has committed any fault in the process;
- you are unable to pay from financial hardship, and;
- other unexpected circumstances.
The reduction or cancellation of interest and penalties could be a substantial amount of money, so even if you had previously settled the balance of the tax owed, you still may be able to get a adjustment, or at best, a waiver of the debt.
Unfilled Returns and Arbitrary Assessments
You do not have to file your income tax returns for the CRA to assess you. The CRA can issue a Notification of Assessment, make deductions from your pay source or your GST/HST returns based on the Income Tax Act and Excise Tax Act.
To better understand your options in a situation like this, contact a trusted Chartered Accounting professional and a Tax lawyer to assist you in getting caught up or significantly reducing your tax expenses.
Director Liability Evaluations
As the director of a corporation, you can be held personally responsible for a corporation’s payroll or GST obligations. If the Canada Revenue Agency has called and informed you of your potential liability as the director, we advise to contact a Tax lawyer in Edmonton as soon as possible.
Non-Arm’s Length Transaction Evaluations
This refers to special rules to determine the cost of a property, specifically Area 160 of the Income Tax Act and Area 325 of the Excise Tax Act, when it is given to you by someone you are related to, or unrelated individuals, such as partnerships or corporations. These transfers could be reviewed by the CRA to evaluate 3rd parties for the tax debt owed by others.
The CRA could conclude that there was an incorrect relationship between transfers and the transferor and transferee. If the CRA admit upon examination that their assessments were wrong, they will drop the case.
Residency and Non-Residency Issues
Tax and residency issues can come up when the CRA has conflicting information on the residence or period of residency in the country, which can cause extremely complex tax problems.
Quite often, the issue originates from a simple error or an incomplete form, but was not fixed at the time with the CRA.
Working with a Chartered Professional Accountant and your Edmonton Tax lawyer will help to minimize the damage to your assessment and evaluation.
These are the expenses a company has in order to earn an income. The CRA does not force you to claim all or part of those expenses, but it could take the position that the expenses were individual and not on behalf of the company. This can impact both your company’s taxes and your individual taxes.
If you would like help with the CRA and the deduction of your business expenses, let Right Legal connect you with the right Tax lawyer in Edmonton. A number of our business clients have actually benefited from a legal professional’s significant experience in this area.
If you have expenses related to your job, such as the cost of fuel, accommodations, meals, automobile repairs and maintenance, etc., you have the right to subtract these costs from your earnings, which could lead to a large amount of your taxable income. If the CRA has not allowed you to do so, a tax or business lawyer in Edmonton can assist you with this.
Child Tax Benefit Issues
Issues like this can happen when the CRA rejects your claim to child tax benefits if it finds contradictory evidence or information, such claiming as a single parent if you are living with your former partner.
If the CRA is denying you an amount for an eligible dependent, or the Canada Child Benefit, GST/HST Credit, Alberta Family Employment Tax Credit, get a tax lawyer immediately to help you recover and keep your benefits.
These types of disputes occur when the taxation of a service or goods is put into question, or if you not sure if you are entitled to a tax credit. If you are in the audit, assessment or collection phase, your tax lawyer can help you resolve your GST-related problem.
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