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DIOGUARDI CHANGES THE GAME FOR TAX DEBTORS

DIOGUARDI CHANGES THE GAME FOR TAX DEBTORS - 3.7 out of 5 based on 7 votes

Prominent tax lawyer Paul DioGuardi advises that tax debtors need special protection from the long and grasping arm of the Canada Revenue Agency.

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"If you owe tax," says senior tax lawyer Paul DioGuardi, " The Canada Revenue Agency can and will target your bank account, your wages, even your home equity.

And once CRA has target lock on you .... game over. Unless you change the game."

DioGuardi Tax Law focuses its practice exclusively on adversarial tax matters involving tax delinquencies and disputes with the Canada Revenue Agency and provincial tax authorities.

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New Amendment to Taxpayers Bill of Rights adds the Right to File a CRA Service Complaint without reprisal.

New Amendment to Taxpayers Bill of Rights adds the Right to File a CRA Service Complaint without reprisal. - 5.0 out of 5 based on 6 votes

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From our archives

The Minister of National Revenue and the Taxpayer’s Ombudsman were big news the last week of June. (Not sure how we missed it in the rush to get ready for the much anticipated July 1 long weekend.)

Apparently taxpayers had told Ombusdman Paul Dubé that they were afraid to file a service complaint against a CRA agent for fear of reprisal. See this excerpt from the CRA website:

Although there is no evidence that Canadians have been subject to reprisal by the CRA,

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CRA using robo-calls to collect tax sooner.

CRA using robo-calls to collect tax sooner. - 4.9 out of 5 based on 51 votes

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The next anonymous telephone call you get may be from a computerbot at the Canada Revenue Agency.

Ongoing initiatives to collect tax in a timely manner include robocall blasts targeted to taxpayers with a history of making their tax payment(s) after the filing due date. The recorded message is friendly reminder that your tax return is due on June 15 ( if you are self-employed) and you will be charged interest on any tax owing as of that date. And have a nice day...

Robo collection calls are a bit outdated in a world even the hated telcos are making calls in person.  But you can't fault the CRA for trying.

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Internet Tax Help: Who do you know who's real?

Internet Tax Help: Who do you know who's real? - 4.1 out of 5 based on 107 votes
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A guest blogger article
 
I just posted a question about a tax problem on Justanswer.com
 
The site says there are 9 experts waiting to answer my question. Note the use of the word expert. I didn’t know if I would get a lawyer or an accountant, but I thought it was worth a try. So I typed in my question as follows:

My accountant made false claims on my tax return in 2006 and now CRA audited me for 5 years and is claiming back my refund. What rights do I have against the CRA who is threatening to take my house and bank account?

Immediately I got a response saying that Debra Thal, Lawyer and “Verified Expert” was online and ready to answer my question, if I posted a good faith deposit of $33 (plus HST) on my credit card now. If I wasn’t happy with the answer I could get the money back ( I think – haven’t fully read the fine print yet…)

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Book Review: The Taxman Is Watching

Book Review: The Taxman Is Watching - 5.0 out of 5 based on 7 votes

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BOOK REVIEW

The Taxman Is Watching, by Tax Lawyers Paul and Philippe DioGuardi
Published by 
Harper Collins Canada 2008

INTERVIEW WITH ONE OF THE AUTHORS, Philippe DioGuardi

After 10 weeks on the bestseller list the year of its release, this book continues to be popular in bookstores and on-line. I asked author Philippe DioGuardi to talk about what keeps the book fresh, and why ordinary taxpayers keep buying it. The following is a transcription of our interview. 

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New Smartphone Apps Help Canadians PAY LESS TAX

New Smartphone Apps Help Canadians PAY LESS TAX - 4.8 out of 5 based on 12 votes

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“We all pay too much tax.” So says Philippe DioGuardi, the tax lawyer Canadians recognize from the television and radio ads that turned tax into a marketable topic. And why do we pay too much? 

According to Mr. DioGuardi, “It’s because we’re too busy, too disorganized, or maybe just too tired, to keep track of the bits of paper that we need to “vouch” the write offs. But every lost receipt is a lost opportunity to pay less tax.”

That excuse stops now, with the launch of DioShoebox and DioLog, two new smartphone apps that make it incredibly easy to “cappture” expenses and keep them safely sorted and summed up until they’re needed at tax time.

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Listen to Philippe DioGuardi on Newsradio 1010 with some great advice on tax amnesty

Listen to Philippe DioGuardi on Newsradio 1010 with some great advice on tax amnesty - 5.0 out of 5 based on 5 votes

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Saturday Feb 12, 2011

Ted was joined by Philippe DioGuardi. He is Senior Tax Counsel at DioGuardi Tax Law and a member of the bar in Ontario and Quebec. He is an experienced litigator with over 18 years in practice. Some great advice on tax amnesty and fixing tax problems.
Listen to Phillipe here

Toronto tax lawyer Philippe DioGuardi on CP24 March 30 at 9pm

Toronto tax lawyer Philippe DioGuardi on CP24 March 30 at 9pm - 5.0 out of 5 based on 20 votes

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Stephen LeDrew http://bit.ly/9V3lOG will host Philippe DioGuardi tonight (March 30) on LeDrew Live on CP24 (9pm on Rogers Cable 24, Bell 503, Shaw 509) to discuss tax amnesty, back taxes, tax evasion and other tax problems and how DioGuardi helps Canadians free themselves from the TaxMan. http://www.dioguardi.ca

 

UBS deal with tax authorities in US and Canada exposes Swiss bank account holders to the TaxMan. Are you at risk?

Philippe DioGuardi discusses the implications of the UBS tax deal and how it will affect Canadians will money in Swiss bank accounts.

Ebay “PowerSellers” Not Beyond The Taxman’s Reach

Ebay “PowerSellers” Not Beyond The Taxman’s Reach - 5.0 out of 5 based on 3 votes

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In an article on April 29, 2008, the Globe & Mail reported that the Federal Court of Appeal has upheld a previous ruling forcing online-auction giant eBay to provide the names, addresses, phone numbers, e-mail addresses and, most important, gross sales figures for all Canadian PowerSellers. An eBay PowerSeller is someone who sells at least $1,000 (U.S.) a month through the site and as such has access to special features and promotions.

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