Legal News Report

Alpert Law Firm Excels in Tax Appeals

Many clients are not aware of the procedures involved in commencing and proceeding with an Income Tax Appeal. The Income Tax Act of Canada stipulates the normal periods for reassessing a taxpayer. However, the Canada Revenue Agency may assess or reassess a taxpayer at any time, if the taxpayer or the person filing the return has made any misrepresentation that is attributable to neglect, carelessness or willful default, or has committed any fraud in filing the return or in supplying any information under the Act. To access Part 1 of our latest Legal Business Report dealing with this topic, click here.

Alpert Law Firm has a reputation for resolving tax disputes and for getting excellent results for our clients in a cost-effective manner. Howard Alpert, C.S. is certified by the Law Society as a Specialist in Taxation Law. Vivian Xu, B.A. J.D. is an associate lawyer specializing in tax dispute resolution, tax litigation and taxation and estate planning services. Our Team achieves the most favourable resolution of disputes for our clients, whether through negotiating timely and reasonable settlements with the CRA or by vigorous representation in court. For more information on our Tax Litigation services, click here.

CRA Ordered to Return Taxpayer’s Records

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice ordered the Canada Revenue Agency to return all of the records seized pursuant to a search warrant obtained during a criminal investigation against Synergy Group (2000) Inc., which was represented by Howard Alpert, C.S. of Alpert Law Firm. Synergy Group (2000) Inc. and other taxpayers were alleged by the CRA to have participated in a tax scheme, marketed across Canada, to permit investors to deduct tax losses totaling nearly $200,000,000. To read our press release dealing with this matter, Howard Alpert, C.S. of click here.

Land Transfer Tax Strategies

Alpert Law Firmcan help your clients by providing tax planning strategies to obtain the maximum benefits from the complex rules dealing with exemptions and deferrals under the Land Transfer Tax Act of Ontario. It is essential for clients to stay current with recent tax changes that impact on their business decisions. To access Part 1 of our latest Legal Business Report dealing with this essential topic, click here.

Our Team assists its clients to minimise and defer their taxes when engaging in corporate reorganisations. Howard Alpert, C.S. is certified by the Law Society as a Specialist in Taxation Law and as a Specialist in Corporate and Commercial Law.

Freeze Your Assets

Asset protection planning often involves the creation of holding companies, a corporate reorganization and the implementation of an estate freeze. Such planning regularly requires the preparation of wills, trusts, powers of attorney, living wills and property transfers. Howard Alpert, C.S. is certified by the Law Society as a Specialist in Taxation Law and as a Specialist in Corporate and Commercial Law and is recognized as an expert in Estates and Trusts Law. Howard provides tax planning and corporate advice to develop plans that reduce and defer tax, preserve value and maintain the financial well-being of heirs. For more information on our Wealth Preservation services, click here.