Talking Taxes... Or Taking Taxes?

examining taxesRecently, I took a two-day refresher course in Calgary on Personal Income Tax. Two full days of painful, technical details, but the lunches were good. Quoting from the teaching professional, our taxes, and especially the sequencing of tax credits, is “insanely difficult.” Did you know that from 2015 to 2016 the top marginal rate in Alberta rose from 39% to 48%? The number of tax brackets increased from five to nine. The future looks even worse. As governments continue overspending to “stimulate” the economy, they push the financial burden onto our children and grandchildren. We are to blame. Where did this love of taxation come from?

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