Taxpayers federation report slams high taxes on gas

Even without a provincial sales tax, Alberta's residents are paying up to $15 in taxes per fill-up.

May 17, 2013
by The Canadian Press

EDMONTON – The Canadian Taxpayers Federation has issued a new report on the price we pay for fuel.

As part of the 15th annual Gas Tax Honesty Day, the federation encourages citizens to lobby against charging tax-on-tax for gasoline and diesel.

Alberta director Derek Fildebrandt says even without a provincial sales tax, residents of the province pay roughly $80 million a year or $15 per fill-up.

Fildebrandt says citizens must also keep things from getting worse by keeping provinces and municipalities from continually looking to new or higher gas taxes as a quick fix for pet projects.

Check out the report here.

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