We received a ton of positive reaction about this opinion piece by Linda McQuaig which appeared on the Canadian newsite, IPolitics. Standing up to an entrenched and frankly, elitist, point of view is part of our job here at Tax Fairness. We love it when journalists like McQuaig have our backs.
When you are hunched over your dining room table in the coming weeks, buried in paperwork, your stomach in knots and your head swimming, here's a sobering fact to consider: 26 of the most powerful and profitable Fortune 500 companies paid zero dollars in federal income tax between 2008 and 2012.
The contents of the federal budget is an annual guessing
game.This year the Conservative government has deliberately set out to lower
expectations, preferring to save their goodies for next year's pre-election
Our tax system is riddled with unfair and ineffective loopholes that cost federal and provincial governments a lot of money, complicate the tax system and disproportionately benefit higher income taxpayers.