I can now confirm that going through a government tax audit is every… - delta_november
Sep. 8th, 2012
I can now confirm that going through a government tax audit is every bit as unpleasant as you might think. They need me to detail all of the GST/HST I paid between April and June, and how it relates to goods sold. Every $2 bottle of distilled water for the ultrasonic cleaner, bought from the drug store with $0.26 of HST, needs to be properly described and documented. Not my favourite way to spend a weekend.
This continues my generally poor relationship with the CRA. I wonder how, in an ideal society, this could be made better. If we privatized taxation, via tax farming, might an individual have a free market choice of which taxation agency to deal with? Could I fire my taxman for being excessively annoying and go with a better one (possibly at the cost of slightly higher rates)? I'm sure Heinlein has something to say on the subject.