need professional help with tax debt in Toronto
February 7, 2011 5:33 AM Subscribe
I'm looking for professional help with settling an old tax debt. I would like to know what kind of professional I should be looking for and recommendations for an individual or firm in Toronto would be most helpful.
posted by Occam's Aubergine to law & government (5 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
The background is that I went through a bad period of depression and didn't file taxes for two years. I was a student at the time and, had I filed properly, would not have owed anything. Instead, I filed years late, was arbitrarily assessed for more than I could afford, and then ignored the problem.
Now, more than 10 years later, I am more financially secure and want to resolve the debt. However, I still find it very stressful and have not been able to deal with it myself. I would like to get professional advice to plan a settlement and perhaps act as an intermediary with Canada Revenue. I understand that I have probably left it too long for an accountant to help. Perhaps a lawyer could help with a settlement but it seems very difficult to find someone suitable. Does anyone have experience or insight into dealing with this kind of problem?