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Self-employed Canadians, you are truly a (work) force to be reckoned with and, as such, should also be reminded that your tax return deadline is just around the corner, on June 15th. That means that if you carried on a business in 2016, you should file by that date to avoid a late-filing penalty.
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The underground economy is toxic. It costs jobs, makes it harder for above-board businesses to compete and ruins faith in our tax system. It can also leave you holding the bag when you get sub-par results or someone gets burned in a cash deal. But there is something we can all do, and it's simple.
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There has been some debate in Canada recently over the issue of sales taxes when making purchases on the Internet from abroad. Right now, when Canadians buy products and services, such as clothes or movie streaming subscriptions, from online vendors located abroad, it is the consumers who are responsible for declaring sales taxes.
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Believe it or not, even the long arm of the taxman can come up empty-handed from time to time. According to the latest federal public accounts, the Canada Revenue Agency wrote off $3.4 billion in uncollectible tax debts from 2013 to 2014.
Governments must make interest payments on their debt similar to families who pay interest on borrowing for mortgages, vehicles, or credit card spending. These interest payments leave fewer resources available for important priorities such as tax relief and spending on public programs such as health care, education, and social services.
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