I spent a good part of my career dealing with attorneys on innumerable matters, and found Peter to be extremely competent, open-minded and exceptionally honest. I would not hesitate to use Peter again, and highly recommend the team at Counter Tax Lawyers.
Having been a CEO of a multi-billion dollar publicly-traded company in the insurance industry, upon retirement, I felt I had a reasonable understanding of CRA’s tax and audit system. So when notified that my final year of employment was now under review by CRA, I felt no concern at all, as I was in essence a salaried employee and had always been straightforward and forthright on my tax returns. The CRA auditor spent the better part of a year sending me multiple requests for information, which my accountant and I fully complied with in a timely fashion. At the end of this period, with no prior indication, I was summarily informed that I was now being deemed a professional trader with regard to my personal investment portfolio, and essentially informed that no further discussion would be entertained. The judgement included newly-deemed taxes, penalties, and the financial threat of this revised capital gains treatment into the foreseeable future. At this point I engaged Peter Aprile.
Over the next 18 months, through a consultative process which felt like a true partnership, Peter and his team diligently analyzed my case, financial transactions and history of interactions with CRA. After initiating an Access to Information and Privacy Act disclosure request, Peter worked through the appeals process, culminating in a comprehensive Notice of Objection which systematically invalidated each of the CRA’s original assertions.
The final result was a thorough victory, with the original financial judgement, fines and penalties being reversed. I spent a good part of my career dealing with attorneys on innumerable matters, and found Peter to be extremely competent, open-minded and exceptionally honest. I would not hesitate to use Peter again, and highly recommend the team at Counter Tax Lawyers.
We’re not going for bronze.
Our approach is pretty intense. We live and breathe your case as if it were our own. And we’re only interested in first place.