• PEI raises HST to 15%

    April 19, 2016 by The Canadian Press

    Delays plans to balance provincial budget for a year.

  • NL budget delivers tax hikes, job cuts, $2B deficit

    April 15, 2016 by The Canadian Press

    Measures to cut government spending and raise cash are expected to cost average families $3,000 in new taxes.

  • BC carbon tax to be reviewed

    February 22, 2012 by CANADIAN PRESS

    BC’s “world-leading” carbon tax is being reviewed because the rest of North America hasn’t followed through on pledges to keep up, the province’s finance minister says.

  • Mitigating a blow to BC’s competitiveness

    September 7, 2011 by NIELS VELDHUIS and CHARLES LAMMAM

    With the defeat of the harmonized sales tax, BC’s competitiveness will suffer a crushing blow, as the province experiences a rebirth of the provincial sales tax.

  • News General

    Business confidence dips in April

    May 6, 2010 by PLANT STAFF

    TORONTO: A business confidence survey conducted by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) showed business confidence had dropped from 69.9 in March to 66.4 in April. “Optimism has fallen in eight of 13 industry groups, including the bellwether sectors

  • News General

    Get a jump on the HST

    February 18, 2010 by Rino Bellavia

    The HST will allow manufacturers to claim the sales tax they pay on most inputs. Photo: iStockphoto While addressing taxes likely isn’t high on the 2010 priority list for many of Canada’s manufacturers, those of you in BC and Ontario

  • News General

    Harmonize your sales tax planning

    October 19, 2009 by PricewaterhouseCoopers

    Ontario and BC will implement a harmonized sales tax (HST) effective July 1, 2010 that will replace provincial sales taxes. New HST will be 13% in Ontario and 12% in BC. Both provincial governments have released information on the transitional