More hypocrisy and shady deals. So many I can’t keep up with them. Thanks to Tim for bringing the CBC Report on the sham deal for wealthy KPMG tax cheats to my attention.
A senior partner at KPMG introduced the country’s top tax enforcement officer before he gave a speech promising tough action on offshore tax cheats — even as the Canada Revenue Agency had learned the same accounting firm had set up a tax dodge for rich Canadians via the Isle of Man.
Elizabeth Thompson at iPolitics tweeted the following today:
Watching CRA official Ted Gallivan nodding his head as Diane Lebouthillier defends secret CRA KPMG deal under questioning by @HarveyCashore
— Elizabeth Thompson (@LizT1) April 11, 2016
CRA tried to cover it all up:
The CRA’s secret deal, leaked to CBC News in a brown envelope, demanded the KPMG clients never talk about it.
All the while, honest, law-abiding taxpaying Canadians get FATCAed by CRA, Finance Canada, the Privacy Commissioner, CCLa, the Cons, the Libs and compliance condors like KPMG!