5 Apr

It is tax time.
Most people will be scurrying around filling these complex forms, or paying people to do this for them.
But along comes the news, the Panama Papers leaks, that many rich people have been avoiding tax by stashing money in overseas accounts.
This is nothing new.
Just a month ago, the Canadian Revenue Agency, the people who collect tax in Canada, gave an amnesty to a whole host of tax cheats that were hiding their money in the Isle of Man.
I liked the fact that thousands came out to protest in Iceland when their political leadership got caught in the Panama Papers.
In Canada – there is not a peep of protest about this or previous financial scandals.
We shrug and go on.
Filling the forms…
…and paying the taxes.

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