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David J. Rotfleisch

Canadian Tax Lawyer, Rotfleisch & Samulovitch PC

David Rotfleisch is an expert in Canadian tax law: he is a tax lawyer, a CA, and a CPA. He founded Rotfleisch & Samulovitch, a boutique tax firm on Toronto’s Danforth Avenue, in 1987. Today, he works nationally, solving tax problems for businesses and individuals across Canada.

He has helped start-up businesses, resident and non-resident business owners and corporations with both simple and complex tax problems as well as estate planning matters. The Voluntary Disclosure Program (VDP) is David’s specialty for those with years of unfiled tax returns, unreported taxable income, or money offshore in undeclared bank accounts. When needed, David also does tax defence litigation and tax appeals against Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

He is the tax columnist for The Lawyer’s Daily, published by LexisNexis, and Canadian Accountant. David contributes Op-Ed articles to The Globe and MailThe Financial PostThe Vancouver Sun, and The Montreal Gazette. He has also appeared on Global News, CTV News Channel, CBC News Network, and BNN.

David appears regularly on Newstalk 1010, on “The Nightside,” hosted by Barb DiGiulio, who calls David “our tax lawyer, who makes tax fun.”

David operates a robust website at, packed with free articles, blogs, videos, and tax tips.

He also operates, for those with undeclared offshore accounts—Black Money—who would like to proactively declare it to CRA (saving penalties and prosecution), and sleep better at night. Having offshore accounts is not a crime; evading tax in any jurisdiction, is.

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. 

On a personal note, David is an avid photographer, concentrating on nature and animal subjects.