Posts Tagged ‘taxation

Ranking provinces by their tax snitches

- August 10th, 2012

I’ll have more on this in tomorrow’s papers, but here’s a fun little chart based on some data obtained from the Canada Revenue Agency for QMI Agency by researcher Ken Rubin. Every year, Revenue Canada gets about 25,000 tips on tax cheats through its National Informant Leads program. The data we got has the leads from snitches broken down by province.

So here’s the breakdown of which province has the highest rate and lowest rate of reporting on tax cheats. Read more…

The strange tale of a local council gouging its near-bankrupt major employer

- January 21st, 2012

I find this an amazing story: Local politicians want to remain popular with their rapidly growing population of increasingly wealthier voters and so rather than ding them for all the new municipal services these voters want and need, the local council ratchets up the tax bill on the municipalities single biggest employer the local paper mill. Meanwhile, the paper mill’s owner is scrambling to avoid bankruptcy. It asks the municipality for relief. It gets just that. A little relief. But not nearly enough.

Frantic to cut costs — Read more…