Canada: Tax Assistance
Canada: Solicitor-Client Privilege: No Accountant Privilege
Communications between a taxpayer and his accountant are not subject to privilege
Communications between a taxpayer and his accountant are not subject to privilege and can be seized by the authorities including the Canada Revenue Agency. However communications made and materials prepared by accountants are privileged when the accountant is the client’s agent for the purpose of obtaining legal advice.
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without first seeking legal advice. This material is intended for general information purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. If you
have any specific questions on any legal matter, you should consult a professional legal services provider.