CBC’s misleading tax ‘analysis’—a disservice to Canadians and the inequality debate

A CBC News analysis making the rounds online shows that an increasing number of upper-income Canadians are getting away without paying any income tax. The analysis is highly misleading and fuels misplaced concerns about the distribution of income taxes in Canada.The main claim is that “between 2011 and 2014, a growing number of Canadians earning a six-figure income or more didn’t pay a cent in income tax.” On the surface, this sounds problematic. But don’t ring the alarm bells just yet.For perspective, the actual number of tax-filers with incomes $100,000 and over who don’t pay income tax rose from 4,050

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