About this course

Listen to a conversation between Adam Staviss and Jesse Waslowski, Tax Litigator, JD, MBA, associate in McCarthy Tétrault’s National Tax Group. The course will address Audits, Arbitrary Assessments as well as Reassessments.

Adam Stavis and Jesse Waslowski will be discussing the various steps in Canadian Tax Disputes, the role and powers of the CRA, the meaning of the Limitation Period Waiver, important considerations in Tax Penalties, and more.

What you will learn?
How to Handle Cases in Which a CRA Auditor is Misbehaving
Referrals to Other Divisions Within the CRA
Importance of of gathering and organizing documents
Steps in Canadian Tax Disputes
2 hours on-demand video
Certificate of completion
Beginner level
No prerequisites
No preparation required
1 year access


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1 Video
2 hours
Section 1.
Tax Dispute Resolution
2h 5m 16s
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Jesse Waslowski /INSTRUCTOR
Tax Litigator, JD, MBA

Jesse is an associate in McCarthy Tétrault’s National Tax Group and is based in the Firm’s Toronto office. Jesse’s practice focuses on tax litigation and tax disputes, in addition to commodity tax advisory in transactional contexts. Jesse has a well-developed understanding of the tax dispute process across audit, objection and appeal stages, and he frequently drafts submissions and prepares materials on behalf of clients before federal and Ontario tax authorities, in addition to the Tax Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Appeal, and the Ontario Superior Court. Jesse is knowledgeable in commodity tax matters and he assists clients achieve substantial tax savings and proper compliance with respect to Ontario land transfer tax in trust and partnership structures; GST/HST matters for commercial and residential real estate owners and developers; GST/HST matters for financial institutions and financial services; cross-border customs and sales tax matters, including the new digital sales tax rules; and non-resident registration requirements and compliance. Jesse publishes, presents, and organizes events on tax-related subject matter and his engagement with current tax developments and the tax community allows better service to clients in an ever-shifting tax landscape. Jesse is a member of the Canadian Tax Foundation and the Canadian Bar Association, he completed the CPA Canada GST/HST In-Depth Course, and he is the Vice-Chair for the Ontario Bar Association Tax Section Executive. Jesse obtained his J.D./M.B.A. at the University of Toronto in 2017 and he is called to the Bar in Ontario (2018). He earned a BA with Distinction from Queen’s University in 2013.

Adam Staviss /AUTHOR
Personal Development Coach

For over 17 years I've taught over 2000+ students ages 3-82 years old 8 different musical instruments around the world. Learning music can be challenging for so many people and it is through this struggle I've developed a coaching program like no other. Within an hour I can identify 11 key parameters that determine the level of success, efficiency and productivity of an individual. These factors include communication effectiveness, entrepreneurial mindset, new concept absorption, blind-spot omniscience, problem positivity, EQ projection, interpersonal dynamic, perfectionism, organizational prudence, corrective diligence and swift decision processing. Adam has worked directly with highly elite CEO’s, Founders and CFO’s from the telecommunications, marketing, retail, real-estate, insurance, financial, construction and e-commerce industries to deeply understand the needs, goals and visions businesses intend to achieve. Adam will be bringing his unique coaching through music expertise, years of business operations in the restaurant field and his education in Hospitality Management and as a Master Certified Coach Trainee to see that employees maximize their success. Businesses achieve all they are meant to when employees become the best possible versions of themselves.