CRA/TCC Audit And Appeal Assistance

In the Canadian tax system and the business world, Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) audits inevitably occur from time to time. In the most cases, these audits can be avoided through a professional advice and guidance to meet your Canadian tax obligations. At AIMS Group, our professional guidance and audit proof bookkeeping & accounting services can assist you to meet all your tax regulations with CRA and protect you from unnecessary audits.

However, there are times and situations when theses audits/ disputes can only be dealt with legal actions of Excise/ Income Tax Acts. These can include the following situations:

  • Corporate Tax Audits i.e. corporation income tax audits, GST/HST account audits, Payroll account audits, and other accounts audits.
  • Personal Tax Audits i.e. self-employed business audits, income tax credit review, and other reviews.
  • Worker Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) business audits.
  • Ministry of Ontario business audits.
  • Service Canada income and tax related reviews.
  • Compliance Audits i.e. unfiled tax returns, over business tax returns.
  • Collection Actions i.e. overdue tax liabilities.
  • Tax fraud victims.
  • Tax Court appeals.
  • Financial crisis situations due to tax burden.
  • Tax return notional assessments/ re-assessments.
  • Interest and penalties assessments.
  • Other audits, disputes and reviews situations.

In these circumstances, the advice of an experienced and professional accountant is essential and that is where AIMS Group can help. Our expert accountants represent individuals and businesses across Canada in disputes with various government agencies including CRA, CIC, WSIB and Other. We also assist other lawyers and accountants in resolving tax disputes for their clients. We attribute our high success rate to a consistent focus on honest and ethical practices, a high level of integrity, and the sincere understanding of each client's unique needs. We share many years of professional experience helping clients put an end to their tax problems once and for all. The results we have achieved saved our clients not only from monetary debts but also from stress and headaches of dealing with government agencies. Our core values at AIMS Group include fair and true representation with our clients. We believe in keeping the lines of communication open, and that's why we provide full disclosure prior to working with you.

We successfully represent your interests with an approach that's focused, efficient, effective, and highly cost-effective. We provide you with a wide range of audit and appeal assistance services that includes:

Tax Audits

An audit from any government agency must be taken seriously. Avoiding or delaying the audit/ review process will not help instead it will result in higher assessments with interest and penalties. Being audited can be intimidating experience. Having a professional and experienced accountant who can assist you with audit process and about your rights throughout the process can be empowering. Every auditee has the right to be treated fairly by the authorities, no matter what the situation is.

Your dealing with the auditor may be frustration and stressful. The auditor's job is to make sure that you comply with each and every tax regulation and to assess taxes, they are not there to protect your interests. Our experts can minimize your dealings with the auditors and can get you quick and efficient resolutions.

At AIMS Group, we make sure that your interests are best served by seeking a favourable resolution to a tax audit.

Tax Appeals

If an acceptable settlement cannot be reached at the audit stage, an appeal/ notice of objection must be filed to submit further information, documents, arguments and submissions for a detail and further review at the CRA appeals division. There will be an appeal officer assigned by CRA on your appeal to ensure that you have audited and re-assessed fairly under Excise/ Income Tax Act. The officer will review all the new facts and documents that support your appeal.

At AIMS Group, our experienced professionals can assist you to prepare a strong appeal by simply working through each and every single detail of your case. The time limit for filing an appeal is short, if missed you may lose your right to appeal and your assessment may became final. Contact us immediately, if you think your assessment is wrong and unfair. An appeal is an essential prerequisite to file an appeal in the Tax Court of Canada.

Tax Court of Canada Appeals

If an acceptable settlement cannot be reached at the CRA appeal stage, and the CRA's position is unreasonable, you have the right to appeal in Tax Court of Canada (TCC) to receive a fair assessment. A TCC appeal requires a professional who has intimate knowledge and experience of Canadian tax laws. Our experts can resolve your appeal at a pre-hearing process by working with other party counsellor. We can assist you to understand any settlement offers that you receive by discussing the strengths and weakness of your appeal. If settlement is not possible, we will pursue the appeal to the Tax Court of Canada and argue your position strongly.

Tax Court of Canada decision's appeal

If a fair decision is not made at TCC appeal stage and you want further review of any new facts and information on your case, you have the right to appeal further. If you choose to appeal TCC's decision, our professionals can assist you in your case at the Federal Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada.

Contact us, if you are unsatisfied with a decision of the Tax Court of Canada and want to explore your options.

Tax Court of Canada Appeals

If an acceptable settlement cannot be reached at the CRA appeal stage, and the CRA's position is unreasonable, you have the right to appeal in Tax Court of Canada (TCC) to receive a fair assessment. A TCC appeal requires a professional who has intimate knowledge and experience of Canadian tax laws. Our experts can resolve your appeal at a pre-hearing process by working with other party counsellor. We can assist you to understand any settlement offers that you receive by discussing the strengths and weakness of your appeal. If settlement is not possible, we will pursue the appeal to the Tax Court of Canada and argue your position strongly.

Tax Voluntary Disclosure Program

If you worried about your unreported income then consider the Voluntary Disclosure Program (VDP). The VDP program gives you the opportunity to come forward, make things right, and have peace of mind.

We can assist you on filing a VDP application on "no name basis". We will protect your right to fair treatment. The VDP program under Excise Tax Act subsection 230(3.1) does permit that CRA can waive all or part of penalties and interest on your application. We can assist you to get the minimize tax assessment from your VDP application.

Tax Debt Collections

Tax debts and re-assessment is often very stressful. If you do not take action on time, it will only get worst. Ignoring your tax problems will not end itself. CRA collection action can result in liens, asset seizures, garnishees, penalties, interest charges.

We can assist you to understand your tax debt obligations and make the payment arrangements or time extension applications. As a Canadian taxpayer, you have right to be treated fairly, professionally, and courteously. We will get directly involved with a collection officer and take steps to obtain a fair treatment.

Tax Payment Arrangements

When you have final tax debts from your filed tax returns, audit/ appeal re-assessment and it is no longer possible to obtain any further better result and reliefs. Then of course the full amount is due and payable immediately as CRA prefers.

Our professionals can assist you to negotiate with CRA on your behalf to make affordable payment arrangements. We can assist you to get a best proposal and relief on your tax debts.

Taxpayer Relief

Tax debts often come with high assessed amounts of interest and penalties. You may feel the tax assessment right but the interest and penalties seem very unreasonable and unfair. We can assist you to a taxpayer relief application.

Applications for interest and penalties relief must be filed very carefully and must demonstrate your situation to grant a relief from CRA. Our professionals can assist you filing with application to get a relief from your tax debts.

We provide other related services with different government agencies. Please contact us to discuss about your case and to know how we can assist you get a favourable and reasonable decision.