What to expect... when you are expecting the CRA! (with Sophie Virji)

Have you ever received a phone call or a letter from Canada Revenue Agency and panicked about what to do next?  Worried whether it was a legitimate call, or a scam?  Felt overwhelmed in how to decide what documents to provide?  Well, this episode is for you!

I am excited to welcome fellow tax chick, Sophie Virji, back to the podcast for this episode!  Sophie and I chatted about the tax litigation process in Season 1 of the podcast (see Episode 5: “Tax Litigation 101”).  We re-group in this episode to tackle some of the “practical” aspects of CRA correspondence.  Specifically, we touch on three main themes: (1) Contact by CRA - phone versus letter versus email and the difference between requirements for information and an audit request (7:20), (2) Giving information back to CRA - electronic submissions, how to assemble your audit team, how to keep track of what information you provide, and a discussion on “privilege” (17:16), and (3) Resolving disputes - there are different ways than an audit can “end” - we chat about settlement, versus the appeal process (37:25).

This episode has some great “tips” regardless of whether you are an individual taxpayer, or you own a business!

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