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Canadians for Tax Fairness
Canadians for Fair Taxation promotes a progressive tax system, based on ability to pay, to fund the public services and programs required to meet our social, economic and environmental needs.
Close tax loopholes to make taxes fairer and simpler
December 2, 2013
Our tax system is riddled with unfair and ineffective loopholes that cost federal and provincial governments a lot of money and disproportionately benefit higher income taxpayers.
Senators get big tax break on stock options income
November 13, 2013
Canadian senators who earned $2-million in stock options from non-Senate work didn’t have to pay income tax on 50 per cent of that money.
Dirty little secrets: Canada makes top 20 global list
November 8, 2013
Canada is the 17th most secretive country in the world when it comes to financial transactions, according to an index released today by our partners at the London-based Tax Justice Network.
Conservatives want to make taxes less progressive
November 4, 2013
The reality is that the top 1% actually pay less of their income in all forms of taxes than the bottom 10%. Why? Tax loopholes.
Organized crime and tax fraud: The tip of the iceberg
September 27, 2013
Canada is not immune to sophisticated, multi-billion-dollar global schemes that involve money laundering and hidden assets.
Why does a Canadian company pay its taxes to Switzerland?
September 23, 2013
The good people of Zug Switzerland allow Canadian company Cameco to pay them taxes even though the corporation has no material operations to speak of in the city.
G20: Oops we forgot to ask who owns those accounts
September 11, 2013
there’s been a fair bit of reporting and editorializing commending the G20 for “tackling tax avoidance” by adopting “automatic information exchange” as a global standard, but there's much more to do.
Will G20 Make a Difference?
September 4, 2013
As Prime Minister Harper heads to Russia, we have to ask: will tomorrow's G20 Summit make any progress reforming the way multinational corporations are taxed?
There are alternatives to funding cuts to Alberta's post secondary education sector
August 9, 2013
The University of Alberta wants to "reopen two-year collective agreements" with faculty and staff "to help the university balance its budget." This strikes me as a curious turn of events.
Japan shows how we could stop corporations from evading taxes by using tax havens
July 15, 2013
Japanese multinational corporations are prevented quite effectively from the use of tax havens by having a very simple law which was first enacted in the late 70's.
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