September Poll

Do you believe this is the right time for a meaningful tax reform in Canada?

Comments


Yes, it is unfortunate that we are not debating this issue in the election campaign - instead of trivial issues like bringing back the fitness and arts credits!

By Peter Coles on September 19, 2019


We have an incredibly complex tax system that becomes more confusing and frustrating annually, not only to common people but to the accounting gurus of our country. Surely there is waste in that!

By Marie DeLauretis on September 19, 2019


Academic review from universities or Think Tank not a one party review. Donald Donald was a minister appointed. Or a few retired finance ministers.

By Denzil FEINBERG on September 19, 2019


Academic review from universities or Think Tank not a one party review. Donald Donald was a minister appointed. Or a few retired finance ministers.

By Denzil FEINBERG on September 19, 2019


Academic review from universities or Think Tank not a one party review. Donald Donald was a minister appointed. Or a few retired finance ministers.

By Denzil FEINBERG on September 19, 2019


I believe a real tax reform that brings the economy back to Canada and Alberta will work.  Trudeau cannot make this happen, in fact we now are paying more in taxes and investments have left Canada.

By Sanjit Kumar on September 18, 2019


I don’t think there is any “right time” for tax reform.  No matter what is “reformed”, there will always be a significant number of Canadians (like me) who are intelligent enough to make it work, and help others do the same.

By Nelson Selinger on September 18, 2019


Soon though…  Let’s just wait and see what happens with the federal election. If the Liberals are back in then definitely NOT! The last thing this country needs is more taxes with bigger loop holes for the ultra-wealthy.

By Ron on September 14, 2019


Surely not with liberals! This government is not suited to deal with it in the best way for the country! Let’s first get conservatives in as they tend to have business background and appropriate education!

By Veronique Dewilde on September 14, 2019


Surely not with liberals! This government is not suited to deal with it in the best way for the country! Let’s first get conservatives in as they tend to have business background and appropriate education!

By Veronique Dewilde on September 14, 2019


I’m saying NO, not because it doesn’t need to be done but simply because we do not have - or appear to have a prospect of having - a Government that I feel is capable of dealing with the subject.

CRA cannot deal with what we have now, how are they going to deal with major tax reform?

By Alan Rowell on September 11, 2019


It is not only a complex mess from the point of view of the taxpayer, but so many little traps that can catch even experienced tax preparers

By Gay Wise on September 11, 2019


Yes the time has arrived actually some time ago. With the extensive and complex changes made to the Income Tax Act since Mr. Trudeau has come to power, this has only made the need more urgent. As a member of CPA Canada’s Small & Medium Practitioners Tax Committee, CPA Canada has already made a submission along with other organizations for this - Joe Truscott CPA, CA

By Joe TRUSCOTT on September 08, 2019


Yes the time has arrived actually some time ago. With the extensive and complex changes made to the Income Tax Act since Mr. Trudeau has come to power, this has only made the need more urgent. As a member of CPA Canada’s Small & Medium Practitioners Tax Committee, CPA Canada has already made a submission along with other organizations for this - Joe Truscott CPA, CA

By Joe TRUSCOTT on September 08, 2019


This is long overdue. Every year CRA add more collection requirements and more taxes. Reform would be welcomed as long as it makes things financially better for Canadian taxpayers and prepares

By Bob Kelley on September 06, 2019


If you build a small house, and every year build an addition on it - perhaps an extra room, or a deck, or an extra storey, or perhaps convert the deck to an enclosed porch, etc.  After 100 years, the house will be nothing but a conglomeration of piecemeal additions.  It will not have nearly the integrity or efficiency of a house that was built right in the first place.  However, that is what our Canadian tax system is.  It needs to be razed and rebuilt.

By Daniel Housser on September 06, 2019


Retirees pension income should be tax fee.

By Mark on September 06, 2019


Our country is burdened heavily with taxes from gas, to HST and income tax. It is hamstringing our country from growth that we should be experiencing. Also interest rates are so low that baby boomers can’t afford to spend thereby also slowing our business growth.

By Lorne Jackson on September 05, 2019


Hell yes!! This is so scary for mid-class people they don’t qualify for benefits because income too high but need benefits because that high income is too low.  It’s a never ending circle.  We need help now!

By Gale on September 05, 2019


CPP Disability benefits should be tax-exempt. $1200.00 per month (before taxes) cannot sustain a disabled person in this economy. Trudeau and his Carbon scam need to go. My cost for groceries has risen overnight by at least 30%. My rent is more than 2/3 of my net income, + utilities. I cannot afford to walk out my front door. I had been a taxpayer from 1971 to 2015 when I became disabled. This is reprehensible. Get rid of these Commie bastards.

By Kevin Durham on September 05, 2019


I would like to see all income taxed; WSIB, status employment, Child tax benefits, welfare, support payments, capital gains, inheritances: from the first dollar. Then give credits to the most vulnerable sectors of society.

By Holly Atwood on September 05, 2019


Time to simplify the tax code.

By Gerry Campbell on September 05, 2019


Meaningful tax reform is way past due.  It has become so complex for some people that it is haunting.  How they process taxes as well needs to be reformed.  CRA is so far off track now, that they can never get caught up.

By Doug Northrup on September 05, 2019


Tax reform is past due by about 20 years. A simple flat tax formula would make life easier for all taxpayers. It would make the government’s job easy and they could save money by reducing staff at CRA. How about flat 25% on the first 100000 dollars of income and 30% on all income over the 100k mark. No deductions required. No bookkeeping and no fighting with revenue Canada on what deduction is allowed or not.So simple! So efficient. Everybody pays, no exceptions.  Change the welfare system to a minimum weekly wage and take 25% tax off it.

By Bruce on September 05, 2019


It is definitely (past) time for serious and meaningful tax reform.

By Mike on September 05, 2019


Yes, it is time. I know this is kind of counter intuitive to our job security, but if it is supposed to be a self-assessed tax system, how about they make it easy enough that the tax payers can self-assess? The fact that people are too scared to file their own taxes should say something in itself.

By Kristal on September 05, 2019


This country need to get its priorities straight. I would like to know what meaningful tax change means. I don’t think that what has been done so far is meaningful unless its to abolish the middle class. I would rather see a politician make no more than an average Canadian and also pay for there own retirement like the rest of us.

By Liza Wiley on September 05, 2019


Meaningful tax reform needs to happen everywhere.  It’s a taxing issue.

By Daniel Smith on September 04, 2019