Vernon city councillor Bob Spiers is taking on the federal government for charging GST on top of B.C.'s carbon tax and his effort is being closely scrutinized. Regarded as council's financial watchdog, Spiers is launching an e-petition calling for an end to the federal tax.
The petition reads:
“Whereas: The B.C. government instituted a carbon tax in 2008 and the Federal government GST tax (currently at 5%) is still being charged on this Carbon tax;
“We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to eliminate the GST being charged on this or any other future Carbon Tax enacted by the Provinces or Territories.No more TAX on a TAX.
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Don Quixote Note:
Look at your gas bill. You are being charged Carbon Tax on your Natural Gas Delivery and Commodity amounts. Look a little closer and you will see that the Federal Governments charges GST on Your Carbon Tax. A TAX on a TAX. (Pity, only in Canada).
A petition to the House of Commons should be going online in the new year. Please consider signing it when it is posted on the Govt. website https://petitions.parl.gc.ca/en/Petition/Search
The same GST on Carbon Tax is applied to your gas and diesel you use in your Vehicles