CBC Shines Spotlight On Offshore Tax Evasion

In a Fifth Estate news report, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) has revived the story of how wealthy KPMG clients may be dodging taxes through secret offshore havens. This was done by highlighting the case of the Coopers. After having amassed a fortune from selling scrap metal in South Africa,…

Accountants Call For Tax Deadline Extension Denied By The CRA

Over the last couple of weeks, Canadian accountants have circulated a petition appealing to the federal government to extend the tax filing deadline from April 30th to June 15th. Over 70,000 signatures have been registered from tax preparers and taxpayers. The campaign continues to attract signatures despite insistence from the…

Pandemic Creates Tax Filing Complications For Canadians

Despite an April 30 deadline, 60% of Canadians are yet to file their 2020 returns. A survey by H&R Block Canada has found that a third of taxpayers are dreading this tax season and claim not to have the time to file. Another quarter indicated they were clueless on tax…

Missing revenue: How Canada gets short-changed on taxes

Recent data sheds light on the vast amounts of money that Canada loses each year due to willful non-payment of personal taxes. Broadly speaking, the missing tax revenue falls into two categories: The illegal tax evasion that is uncovered by authorities, and the tax evasion that goes undiscovered or unpunished.…