I am a Chartered Accountant who has owned and operated a successful restaurant in Toronto for 15 years. During those years, my restaurant was audited several times by the Canada Revenue Agency and the Ontario Ministry of Revenue. For some of those audits, my restaurant came through unscathed, but in recent years, the audits became much more insidious, almost to the point of becoming extortionary! The purpose of this blog is to shed some light on this practice that continues to pose a significant risk to restaurants (and bars) in Canada. I welcome any comments.