I am late to this discussion thread. However I would like to suggest a few resources which I have found to be very helpful in the actual ins and outs of tax.
Attend all CRA webinars live. Great place to learn about CRA’s position.
Refer to the following:-
Line by line T1 is no longer published. Was a fantastic starter’s guide.
Now I use as a starting point…
Byrd & Chen’s, Canadian Tax Principles. I like the student edition since the devil is in the details.
I have mixed feelings about the EY’s Tax References sold through CPA Knotia.
Instead I prefer…
Preparing your income tax return - T1 , T2, T3 editions.
Initially created by Michael Mallin, this is my first reference for technical points.
I also like Video Tax News.
There seminars, products, and courses are fabulous.
Their newsletters are terrific for changes and updates. Or, CPA Knotia has a Tax News online entry level product.
For a live Forum I find TaxCycle very helpful for nuances and workflow.
For topical conversations I find the Institute of Professional Bookkeepers of Canada (IPBC) to be helpful in the General Forum.
I read at the CRA Guides, Folios, IT’s, and IC’s.
It takes a lot of time, training, research, love of taxation, and practice in the front-lines to become experienced. I was shocked when I was first told that it takes about 5 to 7 years to see enough types of returns and client situation to be proficient. I felt daunted. Thank goodness that I am very resourceful, diligent, and persistent. I am now in my 19th year of Tax Prep and grateful for the advice to dig deeply and broadly. Eventually it will all come together.
And, with the continually changes there is always something new to learn.
I value the tips and tricks which I learned from this Forum and elsewhere.
Thank you to those who are willing to share.