Paul DioGuardi is a Canadian tax lawyer and author who co-hosts a monthly radio program on Newstalk 1010 and is a popular guest on television and radio shows across Canada. He has is co-authored two previous books on taxes: Tax Amnesty: Avoiding the Tax Trap and The Taxman Is Watching. He lives in Ottawa.
Never Smile at a Crocodile
From the shores of Grand Cayman Island to an Ottawa basement loaded with secret bank records and the worldâ€™s first bulletproof vest, tax lawyer Paul DioGuardiâ€™s clients have taken him places he never could have imagined. Now, Canadaâ€™s most (only?) popular taxman returns with a collection of stories of sensational tax dodges gone wrong â€” or right.
Diligent, eagle-eyed, and with an understanding of the tax system that only a former CRA man possesses, DioGuardi retells injustices that threatened to upend ordinary lives, snatching hapless Canadians from the jaws of a bureaucratic beast.
When tax shelters arenâ€™t all they were cracked up to be, DioGuardi steps in to shore up the foundation â€” or get out before the whole thing crashes down. And if that happens to mean a trip to Mauritius or Luxembourg, so much the better.
Itâ€™s quick reading, always light and chatty, flows easily, not technical even when discussing specific (all of them non-viable) tax avoidance schemesâ€¦good entertainment value, a few good laughs along the way.