Agenda - March 10th, 2021

   9:00

Welcome and Introduction by PBLI

   9:05

Chair's Welcome and Introduction

 

Asif Abdulla

Thorsteinssons LLP

 

   9:10

Case Law Update

 

Jacqueline Fehr

MNP LLP

 

  • A review of recent decisions about tax disputes and appeals

 

   9:55 

Questions and Discussion

  10:05

Morning Break

  10:20

Audit Management 101

 

Michelle Moriartey

Legacy Tax + Trust Lawyers

 

  • Understanding CRA's audit powers and the limits of what CRA can demand
  • Requirements to Provide Information (both domestic and foreign-based information)
  • Exchange of information under tax treaties
  • Risk assessment and mitigation strategies

 

 11:05

Questions and Discussion

 11:15

Representation and Appeals

 

David Jacyk

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

 

  • Tax objections
  • Navigating the appeals process
  • Settlements

 

  12:05

Questions and Discussion

  12:15

Lunch Break

   1:15

CRA Special Projects

 

Robert Carvalho

Thorsteinssons LLP

 

  • The Related Party initiative
  • The Postal Code project
  • Other special projects

 

   2:05

Questions and Discussion

   2:15

Afternoon Break

   2:30

Criminal Investigations

 

Jennifer Flood

Thorsteinssons LLP

 

  • The CRA's powers to investigate criminal tax evasion
  • How an audit can lead to a criminal investigation and prosecution
  • Protecting advisor and client interests in high-risk situations

 

   3:20

Questions and Discussion

   3:30

A View from the Bench
 

The Honourable Eugene P. Rossiter

Tax Court of Canda

 

  • A judge's perspective on the work of the Tax Court of Canada

 

   4:15 Questions and Discussion
   4:25 Chair's Closing Remarks
   4:30 Forum Concludes