Whether you are drafting a simple response letter to the CRA or a more complicated document such as a Notice of Objection, it can help to have an expert on your side. I have spent years learning the best way to present arguments to the CRA and how to draft a successful application. By using my document services, you are only paying for the legal expertise in drafting and reviewing the document and at no point do I become your representative so your fees are heavily reduced. As far as the CRA are concerned, you wrote the documents you submit to them.
My document assistance services come in two variations: One as a drafting service, and the other as a review service. The costs for both services vary according to the complexity of the document and you can obtain a quote by contacting me directly to discuss your particular needs. Typically, the document services range from $500 to $1,500 but every situation is unique.
My drafting services involve creating and writing the whole document you need. You give me the information and details and I will deliver to you an expertly written document that you then submit in your name. It is basically a Ghost Writing style service. Generally, I will need to see all your supporting documentation and speak with you so I have all the relevant facts to allow me to ensure everything is accurate and you receive proper assistance.
My drafting services are also useful for accountants or other professionals who have all of the information for the case but would feel more comfortable having a lawyer draft and check the actual submission to the CRA. Instead of the taxpayer having to pay for a lawyer to represent them in addition to the accountant’s services, my services can just be engaged for the drafting portion of the file.
Another area where my drafting skills can be extremely useful is in Taxpayer Relief Applications. Through my experience with the relief application process, I know the key terms and factors that the CRA are looking for in their decision to grant relief. These are not mentioned in any of the CRA publications and knowing how to focus your application can often mean the difference between success or failure.
To find out more about my drafting services, please call me today for a free consultation.
If you have already constructed your document but would like legal advice as to the potential consequences of the contents or just want someone to check it over, I can do this for you. I will also be able to highlight any information you are providing to the CRA that may be unnecessary or outside of their request and could potentially raise further issues for you.
My review services also include looking at settlement offers or waivers and advising on any hidden consequences that may arise from signing such documents. It is always important to get independent legal advice before signing any kind of agreement with the CRA as there can be legal consequences you may not have considered or be aware of. This can include reviewing questionnaires that the CRA have sent to you. In certain situations there are questions that you are under no obligation to answer and where the questions relate to other individuals or clients, you may in fact be prohibited from answering under privacy laws.
Any time you are unsure of the legal implications of a document or want to check that what you have drafted meets all filing requirements, my document review services can provide you with the legal expertise you need in a cost effective manner.
Types of Documents
I can help you with a wide variety of documents. Some of the typical documents I can help with are: