Canadian super-star Shania Twain lives in Switzerland. She says she"loves winter and needs space". But she is also set up to avoid paying taxes at home as her celebrity neighbours who make no bones about why they live there.
The World Social Forum kicks off in Tunis today. Activists will be debating and strategizing how to change a global economic system that benefits a few thousand people who own more wealth than the rest of the world combined. Here is a guest blog from the Director of Oxfam, International Winnie Byanyima.
Don't buy the line that we can't afford quality social programs? Tired of a lopsided tax system that benefits the really rich? Canadians for Tax Fairness partnered with the folks at the Alternative Federal Budget to come up with a plan for the rest of us.
When it comes to slipping money offshore, wealthy tax avoiders know there is good chance that the CRA won't find out. And even if there is a data leak or whistle blower like in the HSBC case, they have plenty of time for a voluntary disclosure. No penalty. No fine. Double standard or what?