Audits & Reviews

Audits & Reviews

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) regularly selects tax returns for review.

I help prepare you for a tax review by educating you on the process and ensuring you have all important records on hand.

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"Marlene has been preparing my tax returns since 2019. I was introduced to Marlene through my girlfriend Christine. The prior person made an error on my tax return and did not take the time to help me. My eligible dependent was living with me, and I was rightfully entitled to this claim which would have resulted in a refund. When Marlene stepped in, she reviewed the notices, sent in an adjustment and all the necessary documents needed by CRA. This situation was stressful because I did not have the time to take off work to deal with this. She made all the calls to CRA and followed through every step of the way until the problem with this reassessment got resolved. I finally did end up getting my refund for that tax year. She delivered excellent communication, very reliable and efficient."
Menan Isovski
"I've been using Marlene's tax services for over 10 years. She's very attentive to detail and meticulous in her work. There was an incident a few years ago where I had been reviewed on my dependent claim, that would ultimately result in penalties for me to pay. After taking the time to review and make multiple calls with the CRA, Marlene walked me through the steps and necessary paperwork that resolved the discrepancies. She takes pride in her work and always goes out of the way to give status updates, or any messages she receives. It is always a pleasure to work with her as I am confident in knowing that all my income tax matters are well taken care of."
Malchand George

Audits & Reviews FAQ's

Please contact me and I will be happy to assist you and explain the Notice (s) you have received and we can take it from there.

Please contact me and I will be happy to assist you and explain the review notice (s) you have received, and we can take it from there to collect all the documents, slips, receipts applicable to the review. You have 30 days from the receipt of the letter to reply, however in some circumstances you can ask for an extension if more time is needed

A tax audit is a comprehensive review of a taxpayer’s financial records and tax return by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) to verify the accuracy of reported income, expenses, and tax liability.

There are several factors that can trigger a tax audit, including high income, large deductions, inconsistent information, and red flags such as income that is not reported on a tax return.

Even if you do not have to attach certain supporting documents to your return, or if you are filing your return electronically, keep your supporting documents for 7 years in case CRA asks you to provide them later

During a tax audit, the CRA will review your financial records and tax returns to ensure that all income and expenses have been reported accurately. The audit may include a review of bank statements, receipts, invoices, and other financial documents.

If you are audited, you will be required to provide documentation and financial records to support the information reported on your tax return. The outcome of an audit may result in additional taxes owed, penalties, or no change to your tax liability. Please contact me to discuss further.

Yes, you can represent yourself during a tax audit or review, but it is recommended to seek professional assistance from a tax service firm. I can help you navigate the audit process, provide expert advice, and ensure the best possible outcome.

The length of a tax audit varies depending on the complexity of the case and the availability of records. Some audits can be completed within a few weeks, while others may take several months or longer.

If you don’t cooperate with a Canadian tax audit, you may face additional penalties and fines. It is important to comply with all requests from the CRA and provide the necessary documentation in a timely manner