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CRA auditors say system is skewed to protect the wealthy

CRA auditors say system is skewed to protect the wealthy

Most CRA auditors polled say Canada’s tax system is skewed to protect the wealthy

Source: CBC News
Author: Dean Beeby

A union-sponsored survey of more than 1,700 auditors and other tax professionals who work for the Canada Revenue Agency suggests that even the insiders believe the cards are stacked in favour of the rich.

Nine out of 10 surveyed agreed with this statement: “It is easier for corporations and wealthy individuals to evade and/or avoid tax responsibilities than it is for average Canadians.” That’s according to a summary of results released by the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC), which conducted the poll.

More than eight out of 10 of those polled agreed that “tax credits, tax exemptions, and tax loopholes disproportionately benefit corporations and wealthy Canadians compared to average Canadians.” And 45 per cent agreed that CRA’s mandate has been “compromised by political interference” (the survey did not define the term, leaving it up to members to interpret).

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