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1.0 out of 5 stars
Dont waste your time, Mar 24 2008
These guys are what typical lawyers all about - Money Grab! They use scare tactics in there book that do not apply to the majority of Canadians. One recommendation they suggest is: If you are working as a server and do not declare tips, then the CRA may stronghold you into ratting out your co workers. If you are contacted by a CRA rep, then contact a Tax Lawyer - mainly the authors of the book. Now get real. You expect a minimum wage waiter to be hiring out $500 to $1000 per hour tax lawyers to save maybe $500 in undisclosed tips liability. Sure i can see the bill now- Well congratulations we got your debt down $300.00. By the way here is a bill for services: $2000.00 - will that be cheque or visa? In most cases the CRA will never catch these incidences in the time it takes. Also for the odd 1% of the population who may, then your accountant will do a damn good job to help you out at a fraction of the cost. Also, the scare tactic that your accountant needs to disclose everything to the CRA whereas you lawyer does not is a crock of S--t. You ever hear of selective memory. It goes something like this: "Oh i am sorry Mr. Auditor, but i can not recall." or like this "Gee Mr. Auditor, my car was broken into last month and my papers were stolen". By the way these are the same tactics used by every greedy lawyer out there almost daily. The "selective memory technique" was actually used by my lawyer in a hit and run where i was the victim. When lawyers decide to get real and make there services affordable to the common person, then they may get more business. And there scare tactic of jail, is so absurd (unless you are Conrad Black)then of course you could afford one of these overpriced monkey suits. Trust me as a professional accountant, i have yet to hear of an average family joe even with years of tax evasion get even threatened with jail. Not like the IRS. Canada is much more human in dealing with evasion. After all where else but in Canada can a convicted Killer walk out after serving only 5 years. I can see it now, "Yeah, i got 5 years for a night club shooting man, killed some bee-yoctch and they blamed it on my bad upbringing and gave me a manslaughter conviction of which time served. Man, its great being out now. As suppose to : "Gee, i took one to many deductions and they locked me away for 2 years." yeah when pigs fly> besides a cient of mine got hit with unpaid taxes of $153,000.00 - and that was pure tax evasion on his part. His punishment: bankrutpcy- debt cleared- new start- oh and the government sent him still a check for $16,000.00 for back payment of his child tax benefit- which he got because they made him file. Pretty nice hey> I have a copy of there book that i am using for fire starting. DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY!