tax expenditures

Canada’s tax code is too complicated—even for CRA officials

In 1917, the Income Tax Act contained 3,999 words—by 2016, it ballooned to 1,029,042 words.

Ottawa can simplify the tax system and promote economic growth at the same time

The cost of complying with Canada’s personal income tax system is roughly $501 per household each year.

Liberals could simplify Canada’s tax system

From 2001 to 2014, the sheer number of personal income tax expenditures has increased 24 per cent.

The solution to Canada’s tax complexity is simple: Simplify the system

Between 1971 and 2014, the federal Income Tax Act’s text area increased by 355 per cent.