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« Reply #60 on: April 05, 2013, 12:57:03 AM »
Running scared


Mr. DioGuardi recommends that any Canadian who believes their names and account details are in the leaked database should, as a cautionary measure, consult with legal counsel to secure the protection of solicitor-client privilege. "Such protection can help shield you from investigation, or at the very least limit the scope of any investigation. In a situation as volatile and as highly publicized as this, both the honest taxpayer and the Canadian who's been hiding something offshore can be victimized.
"Especially now that the Canadian government has agreed to reward whistleblowers for information about offshore tax evaders. When greedy vigilantes get involved, you can't trust your employees, your financial advisors, or in some cases even your own family." "Especially now that the Canadian government has agreed to reward whistleblowers for information about offshore tax evaders. When greedy vigilantes get involved, you can't trust your employees, your financial advisors, or in some cases even your own family."
As for the whistleblowers, DioGuardi suggests they, too, might seek the protection of legal counsel. "The Minister of Finance has advised he will pay a reward for 'good clean information' that leads to the recovery of tax revenues. But in verifying the caliber of the lead, the investigation might also delve into the whistleblower's financial affairs. And an audit is always an audit. It's not something you should engage in unprotected.
http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/unprecedented-database-leak-names-particulars-offshore-account-holders-exposes-legitimate-1775558.htm
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« Reply #61 on: April 05, 2013, 01:09:06 AM »
DioGuardi also says 'When greedy vigilantes get involved, you can't trust your employees, your financial advisors, or in some cases even your own family."http://news.investors.com/newsfeed-marketwired/040413-141459424-unprecedented-database-leak-of-names-and-particulars-of-offshore-account-holders-exposes-legitimate-canadian-taxpayers-to-dangerous-scrutiny.aspx?p=fullrd

DioGuardi has never worked so hard! Scared of tax evasion? Has the CRA contacted you? :))
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« Reply #62 on: April 05, 2013, 01:23:51 AM »
But the Senator a liberal wants answers from another liberal. omg. http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2013/04/04/merchant-offshore-trust-downe-reaction.html


When you stop and think about it, anybody in politics or the legal system should be under investigation 24/7/365.
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« Reply #63 on: April 05, 2013, 12:30:22 PM »
 Canada Revenue Agency needs to go after offshore tax dodgers: Editorial 

 
This predatory exploitation of gaps in cross-border tax rules has enabled a small, super-rich elite to shelter their wealth and avoid paying their fair share, leaving working people to shoulder the burden of sustaining the services we all rely on. It’s the kind of unfairness that fuelled the Occupy movement and shakes public confidence in the tax system. In March the CRA reported on its website that a landscaper, mortgage broker and homebuilder were fined for tax offences. But there was no evidence of the agency going after bigger, offshore fish. That’s got to change.
 
 
ETA: Saw this comment on Facebook: "CRA's too busy getting ready to go after unions once C-377 passes."
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« Reply #64 on: April 06, 2013, 10:33:20 AM »
Maher has an interesting article out re: Canada won't do diddly squat with the tax evaders and cites 2008 as an example.
http://o.canada.com/2013/04/05/cracking-down-on-offshore-tax-dodgers-believe-it-when-you-see-it/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter


In 2008, Heinrich Kieber, an employee at the aristocratic Liechtenstein Global Trust, sold the German, American and British tax authorities four DVDs containing the names of 5,800 clients. The Germans acted swiftly, arresting Deutsche Post CEO Klaus Zumwinkel, who later pleaded guilty to evading a million euros in taxes.
Kieber’s DVD contained the names of 106 Canadians, who held accounts of more than $100 million. Nobody has been arrested.

He doesn't say but infers Gail Shea just wants to see the list, to give a heads-up? a warning, to protect?
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« Reply #65 on: April 10, 2013, 12:07:32 AM »
The Con gob has reached new heights of nuttiness.


They cut the funds to Revenue Canada who go after the tax cheats. They set up a snitch line for dumb Canadians who might be lead to believe the rich would snitch on the rich. A loophole so big you could drive a cement truck thru it.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2013/04/09/pol-tax-havens-ndp.html


But they really really want that list of the 450 Canadians who have offshore accounts (which in and of itself is not illegal)
and they are threatening legal action on CBC if they don't give it to them And they're partnering with big scary u.s.a. to help.
http://www.thestar.com/news/world/2013/04/09/ottawa_threatens_to_use_courts_in_bid_to_get_cbc_tax_evasion_list.html


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« Reply #66 on: April 10, 2013, 06:35:58 AM »
Yeah, I saw the discussion yesterday on P&P about Gail Shea demanding the CBC list. CBC says it can't reveal it as a matter of journalistic ethics.
 
The govt wants the lost presumably NOT to go after the tax cheats, but to warn the rich that they are on this list. They're probably all Con voters, maybe supporters - or will be, if the Cons get this list.

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« Reply #67 on: April 10, 2013, 09:02:43 AM »
Corcoran of the FP says it's all a vast left wing conspiracy, that the CBC is using the list for ideological and political purposes. . http://opinion.financialpost.com/2013/04/09/terence-corcoran-cbc-tax-haven-story-feeds-its-left-wing-ideology/


But he doesn't go near on why Shea/the gov want that list, which they call 'illegal'. Why would the gov't want an illegal list? Aside from the journalistic ethics it simply doesn't belong to them. Maybe too many Con donators on the list, eg., Gwyn Morgan, SNC etc., then the Cons would seal the information from public view, declare it evidence in a never-ending d-nothing investigation.
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