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Defense of meal expenses in a CRA tax audit

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CRA does not like it when you claim meal expenses. If you have claimed any significant number of meal expenses, an auditor will tend to take the position that they are personal expenses and attempt to disallow most or even all of them.

Common tactics used by CRA during a tax audit

The following is a list of common tactics that CRA will use during an audit to disallow your meal expenses. Click each one to see a detailed analysis of the tactic along with the response you can make to defend yourself during an audit by CRA.

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