Representing Taxpayers in Tax Disputes with CRA & Personal Pension Plans for Business Owners

There will be two topics covered during this webinar and in addition to hearing great speakers and topics, you will earn 3.0 PD hours. Please click the above link to see the topics and speakers.

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3 CPD hours


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Course Description

There will be two topics covered during this webinar:

1. Representing Taxpayers in Tax Disputes with CRA

In 2015-2016, CRA completed 31,000 small and medium enterprise income tax audits, 68,000 GST/HST audits, and reviewed over 715,000 payroll accounts.  Nearly half of taxpayers are unrepresented in Tax Court and likely at earlier stages also. This seminar gives you an overview of the tax disputes process from audit through Tax Court and collections.

  • Audit – how to reduce the risks
  • Objection – time limits, conditions, and skipping it
  • Tax Court – how to file an appeal and present the case.  (Accountants can represent taxpayers in the Informal Procedure for disputes of nearly $250,000 of small business income or about $135,000 of personal income per tax year and almost $400,000 of GST taxable supplies.) 
  • Collection – CRA powers and how to deal with them, including garnishment, and “memo assessments” against related parties of tax debtors or directors of corporations
  • Other remedies – taxpayer relief for interest and penalties, 10-year T1 adjustments, remission orders, and bankruptcy proposals
    Speaker: Richard Yasny, LL.B., LL.M.

2. Personal Pension Plans for Business Owners
    Speaker: Jean-Pierre A. Laporte, M.A., J.D. (of the Bar of Ontario) of INTEGRIS Pension Management Corp.

The cost of the webinar is $59 (+tax), which you can pay by any credit card. You will earn 3.0 hours of PD credits when you register. We are pleased to offer an easy, inexpensive and enjoyable way to meet your PD requirements. 

We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events.  Should you have any ideas for topics, speakers, or anything else, feel free to contact Melanie Russell, CPA, CA, CBV, CIM, CFE, CFF, ABV at 416-488-9590 x 225. 

Course Walkthrough

  • Richard Yasny's Presentation
  • Jean-Pierre Laporte's Presentation
  • Richard Yasny's Recording
  • Jean-Pierre Laporte's Recording
  • Certificate: October 23, 2018 Evening Event
  • Feedback / comments

About the Instructor(s)

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Jean-Pierre Laporte

Jean-Pierre A. Laporte, B.A., M.A., J.D. (of the Bar of Ontario)

Chief Executive Officer

INTEGRIS Pension Management Corp.

Jean-Pierre is by training a pension lawyer specializing in employee benefits and retirement plans. Until July 2012 he practiced out of the Toronto office of Bennett Jones LLP, a leading Canadian business law firm.  He was then appointed Chief Executive Officer of INTEGRIS Pension Management Corp., a provider of pension plans to incorporated professionals and small business owners.  

Jean-Pierre has written a number of journal articles on pension reform and pension administration, including the seminal concept paper on the Supplemental Canada Pension Plan published in 2004 by Benefits and Pensions Monitor, his idea having been advocated by provincial governments, thought-leaders and industry groups.   Jean-Pierre also drafted a private member’s bill in the Parliament of Canada that focused the federal government on adopting legislation to protect long-term disabled workers operating in federal employment.  His most recent publication in the Canadian Tax Journal is entitled “A Review of Individual Pension Plans”.

He has often appeared as an expert witness before Standing Committees of the House of Commons.  

For his efforts at improving pension security for Canadians, Jean-Pierre was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal by His Excellency the Governor-General of Canada.

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Richard Yasny

Richard Yasny, LL.M., is a lawyer who began his law practice in 1992 in the tax group of a full-service law firm in Toronto and after worked in the international tax group of a multinational accounting firm.  He now represents clients exclusively in their income tax and GST/HST disputes with the Canada Revenue Agency, from audits and objections through to appeals to the Tax Court of Canada.  He has authored many articles on technical topics and tax litigation for various publications and assists in the editing of The Practitioner's Income Tax Act, The Practitioner's Goods and Services Tax Annotated, and the Canada GST Service/Taxnet Pro GST/HST commentary.

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