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.
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