Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Tax Attitude - Sympatico / MSN Finance Bad Tax attitude -says who?

Tax Attitude - Sympatico / MSN Finance

It’s pretty hard not to feel a twinge of sympathy for the folks at Canada Customs and Revenue. Doomed to spend their lives hounding friends, families and neighbors to pony up about half their annual earnings for the public purse, they're hardly the ones you'd seek out for light chat at a cocktail party or wedding.

And it's not just social avoidance that characterizes their lives: Given how much effort goes into avoiding their grasp (some people are even falsely claiming to be residents of Alberta to soften the bite), they continuously have to beef up their ranks (there are now about 7,000 tax auditors across Canada) to enforce the rules.

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