About this course

Any update to Canada's tax system influences CRA's ability to carry out audits, ease disputes and respond to ongoing priorities. Chris Mines is joined by Josh Kumar, a tax litigator, and partner with Aird Berlis. They highlight key announcements in the 2022 Fall Economic Statement, and they examine some of the pressures facing the tax resolution process.

Some of the topics covered in this course include:
CRA priorities and the appeals backlog
A walkthrough of the limitation period
Estimated wait times for low, medium, and high-risk audits
An overview of the corporate tax on share buybacks
CRA misconduct, the Taxpayers Bill of Rights, and more!

1 hour on-demand video
Certificate of completion
Intermediate level
  • Basic Tax Knowledge
No preparation required
1 year access


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Section 1.
CRA Audits, Tax Disputes, and Steps for the Future
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Partner | Aird & Berlis

Josh enjoys navigating complex and continually changing tax laws to effectively resolve income tax and GST/HST disputes. He takes pride in providing practical tax advice, based on an in-depth understanding of relevant legislation and court decisions. Josh is a member of the firm’s Tax Group. His practice focuses on litigation and dispute resolution with the Canada Revenue Agency and Department of Justice, and also includes tax planning for private companies and individuals. He has extensive experience representing taxpayers in the Tax Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Appeal and the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. In addition to being called to the bar of Ontario, Josh holds a Chartered Professional Accountant designation and completed the CPA In-Depth Tax Course. This cross-training helps him to identify areas of risk, uncertainty and settlement opportunities in complicated tax disputes. Prior to joining Aird & Berlis, Josh practised at a boutique tax firm. He also practised in the tax group of an international law firm and clerked at the Tax Court of Canada. After clerking, Josh worked as Crown Counsel for the Department of Justice (Tax Law Services) in Ottawa, where he represented the CRA in numerous tax disputes.

Christopher Mines / AUTHOR

I have over a decade of multimedia experience as a desktop publisher, Livestream producer, PA announcer, webcast director, professor, emcee, and more. I am a radio broadcasting graduate with additional coursework in political science and journalism. I gained critical knowledge while shadowing veteran broadcasters. I have extensive training in creative writing, current affairs, freelancing, and story structure. I have crafted current affairs interviews with Justin Trudeau, Romeo Dallaire, Ed the Sock, Kenny and Spenny, and Mike MacDonald. I love working as a creative storyteller and having conversations with people from all walks of life. My goal is to connect with diverse voices and to foster discussions on complex issues while striving to make the conversations as accessible and inclusive as possible.