In my personal experience talking with voters during the Harmonized Sales Tax
referendum in British Columbia in 2011, many voters were unaware they were now receiving the enhanced Harmonized Sales Tax
In November, the province signed the Comprehensive Integrated Tax Coordination Agreement with the Government of Canada which provides the framework necessary for the implementation of the Harmonized Sales Tax
(HST) in Prince Edward Island.
In the Budget Speech, government announced it was entering into formal negotiations with the federal government to implement a harmonized sales tax
by April 2013.
He told the electorate before his party was returned to power last year that a harmonized sales tax
wasn't in the cards for the province, and within three days after the polls closed his minions were plotting to bring harmony to B.C.
Fifteen per cent HST (harmonized sales tax
; a combination of GST and PST) is levied in Newfoundland, Labrador, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick; and all other provinces and territories pay 7% GST.
The report outlines the governing bodies, laws, licenses, rights, obligations and key fiscal terms which includes royalties, annual rents, corporate income tax, provincial income tax, branch profit tax, withholding tax, depreciation, other provincial taxes, allowable business loss and goods and service tax / harmonized sales tax
In the summer of 2009, the Liberal government of British Columbia announced that it had reached agreement with Ottawa to replace its provincial sales tax and the federal Goods and Services Tax with a new Harmonized Sales Tax
Provincial Matters and the Harmonized Sales Tax
There are pending Harmonized Sales Tax
(HST) measures in Quebec, British Columbia, and Prince Edward Island that we would like the Department of Finance and the Canada Revenue Agency to address.
The early home-buying frenzy was spurred by the threat of increased interest rates, the introduction of the Harmonized Sales Tax
and an early spring.
But I like to think about it as an Aboriginal 'what if ...?' Strangers arrive in your country, and instead of taking over the entire land and imposing such bizarre concepts as a harmonized sales tax
and Canadian Idol, you put them on plots of land they are forbidden to leave, and you control every aspect of their poverty-stricken life.
These include federal income tax; personal income tax for all provinces (except Quebec); corporate income tax (for all provinces except Alberta, Ontario, and Quebec); harmonized sales tax
(HST) in three provinces and goods and services tax (GST) in all other provinces (except Quebec); commodity taxes, excise duties and import duties; provincial sales, alcohol, and tobacco taxes at the border for some provinces; various customs fees; employee and employer Canada Pension Plan contributions and Employment Insurance premiums.