Tax the Rich: Forging a future for the many, not the few

Posted on July 22, 2021 in Governance Debates

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July 22, 2021.

This is according to a new Parliamentary Budget Officer report, requested by Liberal MP Nate Erskine-Smith. Plus, South Korea’s new proposal to tax excess profits of corporations.

The evidence for a wealth tax keeps increasing. As per PBO’s latest numbers, a one-time 3% tax on Canadians with net wealth over $10 million, and 5% tax on net wealth over $20 million could raise upto $82.5 billion over five years.

Liberal MP Nate Erskine-Smith for Beaches-East York commissioned the report, even though most liberal MPs and Justin Trudeau voted against instituting a wealth tax last fall (Erskine-Smith abstained), and stayed silent on the issue in the spring budget. In terms of raising tax revenue to aid pandemic recovery, #Budget2021 only included minor taxes on digital services and luxury items, which together will raise $729 million annually.

Previous PBO reports found that:

By instituting wealth tax, a pandemic profits tax, and closing tax loopholes, Canada stands to gain over $50 billion dollars in revenue every year for #ClimateAction, expanding healthcare, bolstering social security systems, providing clean drinking water in Indigenous communities and improving infrastructure.

In other news, at the G-20 meeting of finance ministers, South Korea has proposed a 20% tax on excess profits of multinationals to aid pandemic recovery, and in efforts to introduce tax reform measures to the country. This proposal came after G7 countries committed to a global minimum corporate tax rate of 15%.

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