In over 25 years, we’ve never lost a major audit to the Canada Revenue Agency. That’s not by chance. We’re meticulous in our preparation and as well-versed in the nuances of the process as anyone within the agency. Our defense is comprehensive. We’ll handle all negotiations, objections and appeals—without  charging for additional time. There’s no such thing as a stress-free audit, but we’ll provide enough peace of mind to keep it from feeling so intrusive and consuming.

What to expect during an audit:

Know that you are not without rights. Quite the contrary. You have the right to expect privacy and confidentiality. You’re also due a formal review and a subsequent appeal. The process should not be considered one-sided. The CRA is expected to provide complete, accurate and information in a timely manner upon request, including an explanation of their findings. And if that doesn’t occur, for whatever reason, you can lodge a formal complaint without fear of reprisal.

You also have the right, unless otherwise provided by the law, to not pay income tax amounts in dispute before you’ve participated in an impartial review. And to ask for relief from penalties and interest under tax legislation because of extraordinary circumstances.

If you’ve been notified by the CRA that you’ll being audited, click here for a free (no-obligation) consultation with CA4IT.

As one of the most respected accounting networks across Canada over the last quarter-century (and one of the few that’s ISO-registered), we specialize in business accounting services, tax preparation and audit protection for independent contractors, consultants and entrepreneurs.