Warren Orlans, the Director of inTAXicating Tax Services has completed his Profitable Giving Specialist accreditation which certifies that he is able to demonstrate understanding and proficiency in each of the following 4 areas;
- The Tax Shelter Industry in Canada
- The Regulations: Promoter Liability and Penalties, Third Party, and Civil Liability
- Registered Profitable Gifting Arrangements and the Law
- The Role of the Canada Revenue Agency in Regulating RPGAs
In addition to assisting Canadian Taxpayers who have fallen victim to Tax Shelter scams like the Global Learning and Gifting Initiative (GLGI), the Canadian Organization for International Philanthropy (COIP), the Relief Lending Group (RLG), Mission Life Financial Inc (MLF), Pharma Gifts International (PGI) and Integrated Receivables Management Inc / Integrated RM Inc (IRM).
- Ability to Pay according to you and,
- Ability to Pay according to the CRA.
From there, you have only a few options;
- Do nothing
- Resolve the balance outstanding
- Fight the CRA
Should you choose to resolve the balance outstanding, you again have only a few options;
- Pay the balance in full
- Ask the CRA for a payment arrangement, and prove you need one
- Wait for the CRA to take it from you.
- File a Consumer Proposal
- File for Bankruptcy.
Keep in mind that the CRA does not “settle” debts like the IRS does. The only way to “settle” or pay less than the full amount of tax, penalties and interest, is through bankruptcy or a proposal.
While all of the Collections matters are in process, you are entitled to file for Taxpayer Relief and ask the CRA to return some or all of the penalties and / or interest which it has charged you. This application should be devoted time and effort to complete. It should never be a cookie-cutter application written by someone else because the CRA sees those and mass-denies them. Anyone trying to sell you a cookie-cutter application knows this and is “helping” you for the money and not because it’s the right thing to do.
Taxpayer Relief does not hold back Collections for doing what Collections does – trying to collect a balance owing – nor do CRA Collections care that a Taxpayer Relief application has been submitted.
A CRA review of a Taxpayer Relief Application can take upwards of a year. Be prepared for that delay and the interest that accumulates on your tax account should you wait to pay it later.
Having a trained set of eyes look over and edit a Taxpayer Relief application is a great idea because if you’re taking the time to submit an application, you want to make sure that you are putting your best work forward.
But ultimately, when looking at your options… All of your options, you want to make sure that your interests are being looked after first. You need an expert in CRA Collections, in Tax Shelters, and who can assist you with accounting, refinancing, insolvency and proposals and who can give you the best advice, the most cost effective advice and the advice that they would take if they were in your shoes.
inTAXicating Tax Services is that organization and we’re here to help you with all of that, and so much more. We associate ourselves with like-minded professionals who also understand that you are the client and that you need assistance and service.
If you have any questions about any tax shelter that you may have been involved in, and you need to know your specific options, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org