Taxing matters – Progress or Paralysis?

Do governments allow their bureaucratic mind-set to avoid rational changes?

1. Simplify our system –

  • Joint tax returns
  • Value added tax

2. An income tax incentive to control medical costs
3. B C. – corporate tax rates for small business vs. individual rates – are they fair?
4. Tax reductions = tax on future generations?
5 . Questions for the audience

Les Atchison C. A.
Chartered accountant – in public practice since 1966 except for 5 1/2 years in a fully integrated manufacturing and retail company.
Served for 6 years as a director and chair of the audit and finance committe of a Crown Corporation.
Served as the chair of the Indian Band Audit sub-committee for the B C Institute of Chartered Accountants, the first of its kind in Canada.
Author of bi-weely news articles [Taxing Matters (c)] in a local community newspaper 1996 – 2010.
Past -president of local Chamber of Commerce and Cowcihan Golf & Country Club.
Married to Katheryn – 3 adult children. 2 grandchildren