There was little for Canadians to celebrate as we marked the three-year anniversary of the Panama Papers scandal this week.
An exclusive Journal de Montréal investigation this week revealed only 12 of the 900 Canadians named in the Panama Papers have been ordered to pay back the government
Countries around the world lose at least US$500 billion in annual tax revenues from international corporate tax avoidance and profit shifting, including through tax havens.
But we now finally have an opportunity to make some real progress on international corporate tax reform, with proposals outlined in a new paper just published by the Independent Commission for International Corporate Tax Reform.
The Senate of Canada unanimously approved a bill that will require the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) to annually publish a list of those convicted of tax evasion, with a separate list of international tax cheats, and to also publish a report every three years on Canada's "tax gap": the revenues lost annually to aggressive tax avoidance and evasion.
The Auditor General’s Fall 2018 report on compliance activities by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) confirms what we’ve heard from Canadians and from CRA professionals as well: Canada’s Revenue Agency is more lenient in many ways with international and large businesses and taxpayers with offshore transactions than they are with individual Canadians.