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There's no dodging the taxman

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11.02.2020

Here’s a saying for you: if it looks too good to be true, it probably is.

And another, from Benjamin Franklin: “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”

This is a story about a combination of both of those ideas, and the fact that neither can stop people from trying things that seem too good to be true — often to their own detriment.

From 2003 to 2014, thousands of Canadians participated in what has been termed the largest tax scam in Canadian history.

Global Learning Systems (GLS) told taxpayers they could buy courseware packages for one price and, through a series of transactions, donate them for a much higher price: buy a $10,000 package in 2003, and you’d get a charitable receipt saying........

© The Guardian