RedDog wrote:The mother of my step daughter was bringing home some $60K a year from a cocktail lounge in the oil patch a decade ago when on paper she was showing $12K a year and couldn't get a Sears card. At that time the government allowed a 10% claim on tips. She normally didn't carry a purse to work so would give me her cash to carry home when I picked her up, usually $150.-$200./night.
I recall one Christmas eve afternoon before an early close a regular coming in for a beer on the way home and tipping her $100. on a $3. beer with "Merry Christmas (name)" on the Visa slip. You look after somebody all year, get them in a cab, etc. and the good ones look after you.
I guess a waiter or waitress could argue that $100.00 is not EARNED INCOME. A waitress received a gift of $100.00 as a Christmas gift.
..but, Harper just gave Afganistan another multi-BILLION dollar gift. The waiters and waitress should have to pay it!
CRA- Honesty!http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/pol ... le4346722/
The document says that in 2001, a CRA auditor named Nick Iammarrone started examining the books of a numbered company belonging to accountant Jacky Schryver.
The next year, the warrant said, Mr. Schryver received a visit from someone called “George” who took him into his firm’s parking lot. “George” told Mr. Schryver that he was facing a $10-million tax bill, which he could make disappear in exchange for $1-million.
“We fix things,” the search warrant obtained by Montreal’s La Presse and The Globe and Mail alleges that “George” told Mr. Schryver.
Mr. Schryver refused the deal, saying he could not believe that the assessment from the audit would come in at $10-million.
Still, in 2003, Mr. Schryver was invited to meet with two accountants who asked for $300,000 in cash to annul his eventual assessment. One of the people at the meeting was Raymond Lalonde, a former high-ranking official in the Montreal offices of the Canada Revenue Agency, according to the RCMP document. The warrant did not indicate where Mr. Lalonde is now.
No deal was struck, and about a month later, Mr. Schryver received a $10-million assessment, which he tried to fight in court. During the process, he complained to the CRA’s internal affairs about the alleged squeeze play.
Don't forget- in November write in Ross Perot.