Canada Law

Ask a Canada Law Question, Get an Answer ASAP!

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Canada Law

I am from Canada, can you answer a legal question. Ontario

Customer Question
I am from Canada, can...
I am from Canada, can you answer a legal question
JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: Ontario canada
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: No
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: I am an accountant and would like to know if I filed a client's tax return late, what am I responsible for, if anything
Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Canada Law
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Canada Law Question
Answered in 14 minutes by:
11/21/2016
Lawyer: Ulysses101, Lawyer replied 1 year ago
Ulysses101
Ulysses101, Lawyer
Category: Canada Law
Satisfied Customers: 3,665
Experience: 11 years experience in Canada family law, plus criminal, civil, and employment
Verified

Hello, thank you for the question.

This might be best reserved for your college or professional association, as far as your professional obligation in dealing with your client.

However, there is a legal answer too. If you told the client that you did, or had done, or would, file the return on the client's behalf, and instead filed it later after the due date so that the client incurred penalties and/or interest, then the client would be well with their rights to seek that back from you. As well, if the late filing disentitled the client to tax credits, deductions, or some other benefit and you knew about it at the time (which it likely would be assumed that you did or should have) then the client has a claim against you for that as well since the client is out of pocket due to professional negligence.

I assume that it's something like this, which leads to you asking the question here. These things tend to fester if the client is allowed to stew, leading to complaints about you, bad ratings online, like that. If this is the case and the client is making noise, then either settle it quickly with the client or you'll likely be under an obligation to report to your governing body and your professional liability insurance program if the dollars at stake are meaningful.

Does that make sense?

Ask Your Own Canada Law Question
Ask Ulysses101 Your Own Question
Ulysses101
Ulysses101
Ulysses101, Lawyer
Category: Canada Law
Satisfied Customers: 3,665
3,665 Satisfied Customers
Experience: 11 years experience in Canada family law, plus criminal, civil, and employment

Ulysses101 is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Your Expert confirmed everything that I had been told, and didn't want to believe. Thank you for putting my mind at rest.

MonikaCanada

This has been very helpful. I'm glad to see that lawyers and sites like this exist. Thanks for your help.

MikeHalifax, NS

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Tom B.

Tom B.

Barrister & Solicitor

2,263 satisfied customers

25 years in practice

LawyerProfessor

LawyerProfessor

Lawyer

836 satisfied customers

Experienced Litigation Lawyer in Ontario since 1999 and NY since 1997

Debra

Debra

Lawyer

58,176 satisfied customers

Lawyer

Jeremie John Martin

Jeremie John Martin

Lawyer

839 satisfied customers

I'm a bilingual attorney for the province of Quebec who goes to Court often for many clients.

Sokkalaw

Sokkalaw

Lawyer

312 satisfied customers

Lawyer in Ontario, Canada

CaptanLaw

CaptanLaw

Lawyer

224 satisfied customers

I'm a criminal defence lawyer, who assists individuals charged with crimes.

Mark A

Mark A

Lawyer

179 satisfied customers

Canadian Lawyer working at a Canada Law Firm

< Previous | Next >

Related Canada Law Questions
Do you have experience in Canadian Law? Province -
Do you have experience in Canadian Law? JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location. Customer: Province - Saskatchewan JA: Has anything been filed or reported? Customer: no JA:… read more
Debra
Debra
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
58,176 satisfied customers
We are one of many Sunchaser/Fairmont timeshare owners who
Hi, We are one of many Sunchaser/Fairmont timeshare owners who face punitive penalties for not going with the Sunchaser reorganization. Sunchaser got their favorable ruling by convincing the court tha… read more
Debra
Debra
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
58,176 satisfied customers
I failed to attend court in ontario. Charges were fraud over
Hi. I failed to attend court in ontario. Charges were fraud over 5000 . Now i am in alberta and trying to leave canada. Can i do that ? I would also like to come back to alberta in future and make it … read more
CriminalLawyerTO
CriminalLawyerTO
27 satisfied customers
I sent a nude and he said he put it on 40 websites and i
Second opinion] so i sent a nude and he said he put it on 40 websites and i don't know if i believe him or not. he said the police is watching me and will arrest me for sending nudes. this was 2 years… read more
CriminalLawyerTO
CriminalLawyerTO
27 satisfied customers
My wife and I divorced several years ago. We lived in the
My wife and I divorced several years ago. We lived in the US, then she left for Canada and filed for the divorce. We have one daughter together. I am an American, she is Canadian and our daughter is d… read more
Debra
Debra
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
58,176 satisfied customers
Can a tenant be given 10 days to get out although rent is
can a tenant be given 10 days to get out although rent is paid t date and it is mid-winter for any reason? … read more
Debra
Debra
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
58,176 satisfied customers
Would a cash inheritance incur clawback on OAS. I will be
Hi Sir, would a cash inheritance incur clawback on OAS. I will be retiring at the end of the year. I might receive cash that together with my work income might be close to $75K. If the clawback would … read more
Debra
Debra
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
58,176 satisfied customers
If a Canadian citizen is not a current resident is the. The
if a Canadian citizen is not a current resident is the … read more
Debra
Debra
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
58,176 satisfied customers
My mother is a senior living in Canada. Is there a limit to
My mother is a senior living in Canada. Is there a limit to how much I can transfer? … read more
Debra
Debra
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
58,176 satisfied customers
I have a binding arbitration agreement with me ex. I have
I have a binding arbitration agreement with me ex. I have paid her support without fail for approx 8 years. more than $500K. I lost my job July 2016. I had 12 months salary continuance and continued t… read more
Ulysses101
Ulysses101
Lawyer
3,665 satisfied customers
What are the laws for scheduling a 16 year old going to
What are the laws for scheduling a 16 year old going to school all night shifts. He works at McDonald's and they don't even offer transportation when there is none at the times he's scheduled to work… read more
P. Simmons
P. Simmons
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
35,283 satisfied customers
We are taking our builder to small claims court, we have
We are taking our builder to small claims court, we have filed papers and served them. They have come back to us saying “We have instructions to defend this matter. I trust my client will not be noted… read more
Debra
Debra
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
58,176 satisfied customers
We are going to make a living will (my wife & I). We reside
We are going to make a living will (my wife & I). We reside in B.C., and are age 64, 65 yrs old. I do not see the need for a lawyer as our two adult children are fully aware and agree to the terms. Is… read more
Debra
Debra
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
58,176 satisfied customers
If a will does not name a certain business as one to receive
If a will does not name a certain business as one to receive a donation can the executor make the decision to provide a donation out of the estate before remaining assets are distributed to the benefi… read more
Debra
Debra
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
58,176 satisfied customers
Last June, Family Connections in Bracebridge decided to send
last June, Family Connections in Bracebridge decided to send my daughter to her mother in Edmonton for this current school year and then state that after a reassessment, she may be returning to long t… read more
Debra
Debra
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
58,176 satisfied customers
I heard that minimum wage has increased to 15$per hour. I
I heard that minimum wage has increased to 15$per hour. I want to know when it starts and does this include the current employees whose wages are under 15 … read more
Debra
Debra
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
58,176 satisfied customers
I had my Visa card frauded while in a women's shelter. Once
I had my Visa card frauded while in a women's shelter. Once l realized it had l called fraud department. They took back all money the person put on bills … read more
Debra
Debra
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
58,176 satisfied customers
What do u know aboy land lord tenant disputes? I am in
i have recieved written notice to clean my suite in 14 days or else - the only thing is the suite is indeed CLEAN - we have lived here for 14 years … read more
Debra
Debra
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
58,176 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x