With the complex tax laws, it can be easy for many taxpayers to occasionally make a simple error that in turn can lead to extremely harsh consequences.

We can help you by rescinding or reviewing transactions where tax consequences are not what you thought or intended them to be.

Remission Orders

If you believe the tax authorities are still treating you unfairly there is one last option available if you have exhausted all of the other available ones within acceptable legislation.

Subsection 23(2) of the Financial Administration Act R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11 gives the government the authority to grant remission orders.

Subsection 23(2) provides as follows (emphasis added):

The Governor in Council may, on the recommendation of the appropriate Minister, remit any tax or penalty, including any interest paid or payable thereon, where the Governor in Council considers that the collection of the tax or the enforcement of the penalty is unreasonable or unjust or that it is otherwise in the public interest to remit the tax or penalty.

We can help assist with the use of the Doctrine of Rectification or by applying for a remission order. For more information please contact us today.

Invictus LLP’s website contains information of a general nature, was not created to provide legal advice, and you must not rely upon it for legal advice. All tax related matters are fact-driven and will differ from the scenarios we have provided. If you have questions and need tax and legal advice, please contact al lawyer at our office for help!