TORONTO GST/HST LAWYER

GST/HST Lawyer

Founding lawyer, David Rotfleisch is an expert in the realm of income tax law. You might say that income tax is David’s passion for David is not only a lawyer, he is a chartered professional accountant. He has helped start-up businesses, resident and non-resident business owners and corporations with their tax affairs, and over the years, he has assisted numerous corporations and individuals with simple and complex tax and estate planning matters as well as tax amnesty and tax litigation issues.

David’s second passion is technology, and with an extensive background in the computer and IT industry, David is especially adept at dealing with high-tech legal issues, such as software development and intellectual property.

He graduated from McGill University in 1975 with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and became a chartered accountant in 1977. He then attended Osgoode Hall law School and was admitted to the Ontario bar in 1983. He founded the firm in 1987. He has published tax articles in professional magazines and in the popular press, radio and has appeared on Radio and Television.


Individuals, businesses of all sizes, organizations and even charities will face tax issues from time to time. You cannot ignore the problem thinking that it will go away. In fact, ignoring the tax problem is the worst thing you can do. Any delay on your part will only make the matter worse and will eventually result in a full loss of appeal rights and the ability of CRA to collect a debt that may not be properly owing. This can lead to stiff penalties, and even criminal prosecution. Tax disputes are distracting and stressful.

Rotfeisch & Samulovitch PC is a Toronto-based boutique Canadian Tax Law firm specializing in income tax and business law. By staying small and specialized, we are able to respond quickly and effectively to our client's income tax issues and concerns as they arise. There's just one answer to a tax problem – an effective tax solution that's just right for you. We:

  • Offer tax planning advice to businesses, self-employed professionals, corporations, organizations and charities.
  • Offer tax help to start-up businesses on proper tax structuring.
  • Help clients bring tax filings up-to-date through the Voluntary Disclosure Program.
  • Help clients make a tax amnesty application (voluntary disclosure) for unreported income or offshore assets.
  • Provide tax planning advice for mergers and acquisitions.
  • Represent taxpayer’s interest and defend their rights in CRA audits or investigations.
  • File Notices of Objection to challenge incorrect or unfair tax assessments and reassessments.
  • Appeal to the Tax Court of Canada to fight for taxpayer rights.
  • Represent the taxpayer when CRA denies their charitable contributions.
  • Bring rectification applications to court to correct improperly documented transactions
  • Submit taxpayer relief applications (fairness applications) for the cancellation of interest and penalty assessments.
  • Negotiate with CRA collections officers to arrive at an acceptable payment plan to prevent bank account seizure, wage garnishment, personal property liens, and harassment by CRA agents.
  • Carry out income tax reorganizations such as s85 rollovers.
  • Conduct estate freezes such as a s86 reorganizations.
  • Carry out amalgamations of corporations under s87 of the Income Tax Act.
  • Provide tax advice to taxable estates.
  • Draft tax effective wills and prepare estate plans to minimize taxation on death
  • Provide advice on international tax laws to businesses operating overseas who want to set up operations in Canada.

Team of Canadian Tax Lawyers

Nathaniel Hills

Nathaniel Hills

Nathaniel completed his Juris Doctor degree at Osgoode Hall Law School where he excelled in the areas of tax law and legal writing and research.He successfully completed all of the requirements of Osgoode’s Taxation Law Curricular Stream

Carson Pillar

Carson Pillar

Carson Pillar articled with us and then joined our tax law firm as an associate Canadian tax lawyer having been called to the Ontario bar in June 2016. Carson runs our Calgary tax office. Carson earned his Juris Doctor from Western University and graduated in 2015.

Ian Thomas

Ian Thomas

Ian Thomas joined our Toronto tax law firm as an articling student (student at law) in July 2016 and upon becoming a Canadian tax lawyer in June 2017 he becomes our latest tax associate. Ian earned his Juris Doctor from Osgoode Hall Law School and graduated in 2016.

Tigra Bailey

Tigra Bailey

Tigra Bailey has now joined our tax law firm as a summer tax law student and is expected to return as an Articling Student in 2017-2018. Tigra is completing her Juris Doctor at Queen’s University and her expected graduation date is in 2017.

Ildi Makrai

Ildi Makrai

Ildi has joined the law firm of Rotfleisch & Samulovitch PC in June, 2000 and brings over 25 years of legal secretarial experience to the firm. She started as a Legal Secretary and after obtaining Certificates from The Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario

Jamin Chen

Jamin Chen

Jamin Chen joins our tax law firm as an articling student in September 2016 after earning his Juris Doctor from Allard Hall at the University of British Columbia.

Rotfleisch & Samulovitch P.C.

2822 Danforth Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M4C 1M1

Phone : 416-367-4222

Fax : 416 367 8649

Email : david@taxpage.com

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