Magician David Copperfield has sued his accountant for failing to file his 2008 and 2009 Canadian tax returns and not telling him his previous accountant didn’t file his 2007 Canadian tax return either.
Copperfield’s company, Disappearing Inc., filed the suit against Robert Baral and his Vancouver, Canada-based firm R.C. Baral & Company, for $471,000. He retained Baral’s firm in 2008 to handle his business affairs, manage his investments and make sure his tax returns were filed in all the countries and states where he performed, according to the lawsuit, according to the legal news site Law360.
The firm had hired a different, unnamed Canadian accounting firm to handle the late tax returns, but according to the lawsuit, the firm was retained without permission from Copperfield’s general counsel, the retainer agreement was unfavorable to Copperfield, and the tax returns contained erroneous information.
Baral did not respond to a request for comment.
Copperfield’s birth name is David Seth Kotkin, but he took the name of the title character of Charles Dickens’ novel as his stage name.
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