I am a Canadian citizen, and am aware that Canada and HK do not, as yet, have a Tax Agreement, although apparently one is in the works. I have been living in HK for 3 years, originally as a student and now on work visa. I am planning on filing for non-residency in Canada for tax purposes, as I fit the criteria, however I am concerned about whether I will appear to be evading taxes. I have never received any tax papers from the HK government, and a coworker informed me that "small" incomes (I am earning 15,000HKD/month) are generally not taxed by the HK gov. This is great for me, however I am curious whether "proof" of paying taxes in HK will be necessary if I am to be considered a non-resident for Canadian taxes, or if the Canadian government only concerns itself with the Canadian side of things, and does not check whether I am legally required to pay taxes in my country of residence.
Basically I am trying to avoid (a) tax evasion charges, and (b) being hit with a large bill of unpaid taxes later on.