Proponents of cutting the taxes of the rich commonly claim that it will encourage investment, leading to innovation, increased productivity, and jobs. There is effectively no evidence for these supposed benefits. Conversely, there is ample evidence that these cuts worsen inequality, which is associated with many social maladies.
Likeville Podcast host John Faithful Hamer in conversation with Darren Shore, Communications Coordinator for the advocacy group “Canadians for Tax Fairness,” about how the wealthy avoid paying their fair share, and what we can do to close the loopholes that make this possible.
Uber and Lyft legally avoid paying around $135 million per year in Canadian taxes, including around $81 million in avoided EI and CPP payroll taxes, and up to $54 million in avoided corporate taxes, based on 2019 figures.
Amazon’s negligible tax bills, the millions of dollars it has received in tax breaks and subsidies over many years, the unfair advantage it thus maintains over local businesses, as well as its often-criticized labour practices and significant environmental impact, are explored in L’Envers d’Amazon, a new French-language documentary from Quebecor’s Investigative team.
Canadians for Tax Fairness (C4TF) very much welcomes the proposed introduction of a digital services tax (DST). We have strongly urged the federal government to introduce a digital services tax for many years—and we commend the government for finally committing to doing so. ...
"On the economic front we lack not material resources but lucidity and courage." Those words are found in a 1940 pamphlet titled How to Pay for the War, written by pioneering economist John Maynard Keynes. C4TF economist D.T. Cochrane writes in Ricochet. ...
It turns out Donald Trump’s not the only stratospherically wealthy serial tax-dodger that everyone loves to hate. He’s got more company than we thought, whose egos are likewise dwarfed only by the size of the fortunes they don’t want to share. And his company, and their companies, are just a little ticked off that we just found out.
Canadians for Tax Fairness (C4TF) is offering a paid Communications Internship, for university students during academic trimesters (September to December, January to April, May to August). The student will assist with various tasks under the supervision of the Communications Coordinator, including outreach to the media and C4TF supporters, media monitoring, social media postings, writing, and creation of audio (podcast) and video content.