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Tax Disputes

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Tax Disputes


The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) can reassess tax returns after they have been initially assessed. This means that the agency can go back, review your returns, and potentially change the amount that you owe. It can also charge penalties if it believes that you have been misleading on your return, and interest charges if you have outstanding debt that has not been repaid.

If you wish to dispute a CRA assessment or reassessment, there is a strict process that needs to be followed. You will also need to back up your claims in a timely manner with detailed records, documents, and other evidence.

Tax Dispute Resolution

Resolving disputes with the CRA can be complicated. Not only are CRA negotiators experienced at their jobs, but actual CRA processes and procedures can be very complex as well. If the CRA believes you owe money, when the agency first contacts you regarding outstanding tax debt, it will request that the debt be paid in full. If you are unable to do so, the agency may propose a payment plan after receiving significant financial disclosure from you.

While, at first, this may seem like a good thing, know that the CRA considers debt owed to it the top priority. Once it has your financial information, it will likely propose a plan that involves drastically reducing your spending and even potentially making it very difficult for you to pay your other debts and bills. If you cannot reach an agreement with the CRA, or if you agree to an aggressive payment plan and then are unable to make the payments, the CRA can commence collection actions against you. The CRA has very strong collection powers.

CRA Collection Powers

If you owe tax debt and cannot (or choose not to) repay this debt, the CRA has several very powerful collection actions that it can take. This may include wage garnishment, freezing your bank account, placing a tax lien on your property, and even seizing your assets. Therefore, you want to make sure that your tax problem is resolved before it gets to this point. If you have a dispute with the CRA, it will use the threat of these strong collection powers to scare you into complying.

Farber Tax Solutions can help you successfully deal with CRA problems. We utilize the experience of our tax experts to:

  • 1| Offer a comprehensive solution that is focused on achieving the most favourable possible outcome for your tax issue;
  • 2| Communicate with the CRA on your behalf and navigate the entire CRA dispute process; and
  • 3| Offer a complete solution to your tax problems, including ex-CRA professionals and tax lawyers from Farber Tax Law.