Are some of you preparing Income Taxes for a Fee?

I certainly hope that some of you are not preparing income tax for a fee. This is just a general comment after reading some of these questions posted on here that are related to income tax. You should be at least be cognizant of the Income Tax Act, rules and regulations, if you are preparing returns for a fee. The guide is called a general guide for a reason because there are overriding provisions in the Act itself. You should also be aware of the CRA Third-Party Civil Penalties IC01-01 especially paragraph (9). Good Luck.


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I wonder if the working population of Canada would react the same as I would if they were told: "I certainly hope that some of you are not going to work for a salary". We tax preparers are registered and screened by the CRA and are not required to be accountants or lawyers. Many of us have years or even decades of experience. Lawyers and accountants know the legislation and regulations but dedicated full-time tax preparers like us know the practice and application.

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