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Sources welcomes Canadian Tax Foundation
2009-01-09
Canadian Tax Foundation
Sources welcomes a new member: the Canadian Tax Foundation, a national non-profit tax research organization which provides a forum for discussion on personal, corporate, international taxation and sal...

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The Check-the-Box Loophole
The Great Corporate Tax Shift
Rasmus, Jack
Article
2013
CounterPunch
Corporate taxes in America have been in decline now for more than three decades. Contrary to the drumbeat of corporate media throughout this year, and their false claims that US corporations are payin...
Corporate Canada pays low taxes but contributes in 'lots of other ways'
Canada's corporate tax rate has been repeatedly cut for more than a decade
Chipman, John
Article
2014
CBC News
Canadians for Tax Fairness did an analysis of the top 60 companies listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, and found only four companies paid the full corporate rate. More than half paid less than 10 pe...
The Corporate State and Manufactured Dependence
Sure, It Can Get Worse...It's Happening Right Before Our Eyes
Urie, Rob
Article
2013
CounterPunch
The 'resistance is futile' mindset that supports plutocrats and the global corporations they own assumes the existing order is the only possible order and the costs of resistance are too great because...
The extraordinary range of people using offshore hideaways
Ryle, Gerard
Article
2013
Guardian Weekly
Secret records obtained by ICIJ represent the biggest stockpile of inside information about the offshore system ever obtained by a media organisation, and lay bare an extraordinary range of people usi...
Give Us Our Money Back!
How Harper Protects Canada's Tax Cheats
Dobbin, Murray
Article
2012
CounterPunch
There is a class of people and corporations in this country whose illicit financial practices have an enormous negative impact on the country and its citizens. Yet the law and order regime of Stephen ...
The Great Canadian Tax Dodge
Benger, Robin
Film/Video
2015
Cogent/Benger Productions Inc.
It is estimated that between 100 and 170 billion dollars leaves Canada every year, untaxed. Much of it is siphoned off to Canadian-made offshore tax havens. "The Great Canadian Tax Dodge" documents th...
The Great Corporate Tax Shift
The $10 Trillion Heist
Rasmus, Jack
Article
2013
CounterPunch
The great corporate myth-making machine has been hard at work of late, attempting to create the false impression that US corporations are increasingly uncompetitive with their foreign rivals due to th...
How the One Percenters Divorce: Offshore Intrigue Plays Hide and Seek with Millions
Firm that practices no matrimonial law nonetheless plays big role when the superrich around the globe decide to split
Fitzgibbon, Will
Article
2016
The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
Offshore companies used 'in a game of hide and concealment' after marriages break down Documents list luxury cars and yachts, lavish homes, and art collections. Spouses face a costly battle to prove ...
India, Where Corporate Socialism is a Growth Industry
$608 Billion in Write-Offs
Sainath, P.
Article
2014
Counterpunch
It was business as usual in 2013-14. Business with a capital B. This year’s budget document says we gave away another $88.6 billion to the corporate needy and the under-nourished rich in that year.
Key findings: The Panama Papers by the numbers
The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
Article
2016
The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
The largest cross-border journalism collaboration ever has uncovered a giant leak of documents from Mossack Fonseca, a global law firm based in Panama.
Leak Ties Ethics Guru to Three Men Charged in FIFA Scandal
Secret documents show how deeply the world of soccer has become enmeshed in the world of offshore havens
Rivlin, Gary; Rey, Marcos Garcia; Hudson, Michael
Article
2016
The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
Four of the 16 FIFA officials indicted in the United States used offshore companies created by Mossack Fonseca. Files show offshore companies used by some soccer players to hold money from image right...
Lobbyists for the havens: ICIJ's guide to the offshore system's defenders
Chavkin, Sasha
Article
2013
ICIJ
Across the world, tax havens are under attack. Leading global organizations like the G20 and OECD have put cracking down on offshore tax avoidance at the top of their agendas. Ambitious plans for auto...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - May 7, 2016
Tax Evasion
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Connexions
Employing a network of accountants, tax lawyers, corporate shells, tax havens, secret bank accounts, and other methods, the 1% have become extremely adept at evading even the low rates of taxation the...
Panama Papers: The Power Players
The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
Article
2016
The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
This interactive presentation produced by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) explores the stories behind the use of offshore companies of politicians and their relatives ...
Panamanian Law Firm Is Gatekeeper To Vast Flow of Murky Offshore Secrets
Files show client roster that includes drug dealers, Mafia members, corrupt politicians and tax evaders - and wrongdoing galore
Hamilton, Martha M.
Article
2016
The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
Founding partners of Mossack Fonseca had international pedigrees and backgrounds in the worlds of money, power and secrets. The law firm helps clients respond swiftly to changes in laws, shifting busi...
Preservation or plunder? The battle over the British Museum's Indigenous Australian show
Daley,Paul
Article
2015
The Guardian
Indigenous Australians are calling for the objects on show at the British Museum's new exhibition to be returned.
The Price We Pay
Crooks, Harold
Film/Video
2014
This documentary, inspired by Brigitte Alepin's book La Crise fiscale qui vient, shines a light on the dark history and dire present-day reality of big-business tax avoidance, which has seen multinat...
Secrecy for Sale: Inside the Global Offshore Money Maze
Article
2013
ICIJ
Big players are taking unprecedented steps to stop offshore abuses, but financial crime fighters worry reforms don’t go far enough.
Stairway to Tax Heaven
The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
Article
2016
http://panamapapers.icij.org/stairway_tax_heaven_game/
A news role-play game featuring three fictitious characters: Juan Penalti (Soccer Player), Polly Tissien (Politician) and Edmund von Kronen (Business Executive). Welcome to the secret world of offshor...
Swiss Leaks: Murky Cash Sheltered by Bank Secrecy
Article
2015
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
HSBC Private Bank (Suisse) offered services to clients who had been unfavourably named by the United Nations, in court documents and in the media as connected to arms trafficking, blood diamonds and b...
Tax Havens; Undermining Democracy
Shah, Anup
Article
2009
Global Issues

Sources Bookshelf

Behind Closed Doors
How The Rich Won Control of Canada's Tax System... And Ended Up Richer
McQuaig, Linda
Book
1987
A stinging indictment of Canada's tax system and the people who shape it.
Inventing Tax Rage
Misinformation in the National Post
Patriquin, Larry
Book
2004
How the National Post created an agenda for the tax cuts that mostly benefits the wealthy.
Killing the Host
How Financial Parasites and Debt Bondage Destroy the Global Economy
Hudson, Michael
Book
2015
In Killing the Host, economist Michael Hudson exposes how finance, insurance, and real estate (the FIRE sector) have seized control of the global economy at the expense of industrial capitalism and go...
Tax Haven Roadmap
Czerlau, Richard
Book


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