Canadians have long suspected that the country’s tax system disproportionately benefits the wealthy, but now they have some credible voices backing that argument: Canada Revenue Agency’s own professionals.
In a new survey, nine in 10 CRA professionals agreed that “it is easier for corporations and wealthy individuals to evade and/or avoid tax responsibilities than it is for average Canadians.”
That makes CRA experts more likely than the average Canadian to feel this way. In a separate poll, 79 per cent of Canadians agreed that corporations and wealthy people have an easier time avoiding taxes.
Both polls were carried out for the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC), a union that represents some 55,000 public service professionals across Canada, including more than 11,000 auditors, forensic accountants,