Objections to CRA Decisions

When you disagree with the results of a Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) audit, determination or assessment made by the CRA, you have the right to file an objection. This process allows for a formal review of the CRA’s assessment or decision.

Types of Objections

You may file an objection related to a determination, decision or audit pertaining to income tax, GST/HST, Canada Pension Plan or Employment Insurance, Ontario Corporations Tax, Scientific Research and Experimental Development, Registered Savings Plans and Excise Taxes and special levies.

The Process of Filing an Objection to Audits

  1. Identifying Grounds for Objection: Clearly articulate the reasons for disagreeing with the CRA’s audit decision, supported by relevant facts and tax law.
  2. Timelines for Filing: Objections must be filed within 90 days of receiving the audit assessment. In exceptional circumstances, an extension may be requested.
  3. Submission of Objection: The objection is submitted to the CRA, either online through the My Account service, by mail, or by fax.

Deadlines for Filing Objections

  • Individuals and Trusts: Within 90 days from the date of the Notice of Assessment or Reassessment.
  • Corporations: Within 90 days from the date of the Notice of Assessment or Reassessment.
  • Extension Requests: In certain cases, an application for an extension to file an objection can be made within one year of the deadline.

How We Can Help

Expert Legal Assistance in Filing Objections

At Jahanshahi Law Firm, we offer comprehensive support in challenging CRA audit decisions. Our services include:

  • Assessment Review: Thorough analysis of the audit findings and your situation to identify strong grounds for objection.
  • Filing Assistance: Guidance and assistance in preparing and submitting a well-founded objection within the stipulated timelines.
  • Negotiation and Representation: Representing your interests during discussions with the CRA and, if necessary, in subsequent appeals processes.
  • Strategic Advice: Providing strategic advice on the implications of the objection and the best course of action.

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