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  • Ted Woloshyn from Newsradio 1010 and Philippe DioGuardi
    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

  • DioGuardi published this open letter in the Financial Post
    on October 14, 2010.
    http://www.dioguardi.ca/dioguardi-international-tax-amnesty.html

  • See Paul DioGuardi's comments to CBC News - Canada - Tax agency widens offshore investigation: http://bit.ly/dlagIX


Anonymously Negotiated Tax Settlements - The Tax Amnesty Solution - 5.0 out of 5 based on 16 votes

( 16 Votes )

The following excerpt is from an article written by Paul DioGuardi Q.C. printed in the Winter 2003 issue of Offshore Finance Canada:

Revenue Canada (CRA) has a discretionary power to cancel or waive penalties and interest and to correct inaccurate or incomplete information that the taxpayer had previously provided. If the disclosure is accepted, there will be no civil penalty or criminal prosecution. The number of years subject to tax and the amount of interest may also be reduced. Substantial savings may be the result.

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Macleans - When Cheaters Go Straight - 4.9 out of 5 based on 44 votes

( 44 Votes )

 

The following excerpt is from an article in the April 2004 issue of MacLeans:

Fourteen years ago, a Canadian businessman socked away some money in a secret Swiss investment account. Through the years, he invested in the stock market, and his holdings grew to almost $1 million. Canada Revenue Agency probably still wouldn't know about this stash had the gentleman, now elderly, not wanted to pass his wealth on to his family. To do that, he had to bring the money home, and pay tax on it. So he contacted Paul DioGuardi. The Ottawa-based Tax Lawyer negotiated a deal with the CRA that saw his client pay only six years' worth of taxes, with a reduction on the interest and no civil or criminal penalties. "He still paid a considerable amount of taxes," DioGuardi says. "But less than had he not been honest."

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Whose side is your tax accountant on anyway? - 3.9 out of 5 based on 54 votes

( 54 Votes )

 

Accountant may be forced to reveal facts.

Financial Post - Personal Finance: - Tuesday, April 6, 2004

With the annual tax deadline looming, many Canadians are hiring accountants to help minimize their tax burden. But legislative changes have forced accountants to be less aggressive than they used to be. And if you end up in a dispute with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), information divulged to your accountant could be used against you. Unlike tax lawyers, you cannot rely on a basic principle of accountant-client confidentiality, says Paul DioGuardi, QC, former tax counsel to the CRA and Department of Justice.

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Lower tax rates would discourage evaders Revenue Minister wants more auditors to fight scofflaws - 5.0 out of 5 based on 10 votes

( 10 Votes )

 

Financial Post - Personal Finance - Friday, November 12, 2004

National Revenue Minister John McCallum says his department wants to hire more tax collectors to crack down on the underground economy and use of offshore tax havens.

"We want to put more money into hiring auditors to go after those who don't pay their share of taxes," McCallum told the National Post editorial board yesterday. For every $1 spent on additional tax collection, $5 to $7 in extra revenue can be generated, he said.

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