The future of the HST in BC: have your say
By CO Staff @canadaone | May 4, 2011
BC — The government has released an online survey asking for feedback on the HST policy framework, as part of its 'Talking Taxes' public engagement process.
Available at www.hstinbc.ca/survey, questions probe a number of topics for how HST can be improved in the province and asks for input into how the government should deal with lost revenues if voters choose to return to the PST system.
Participants are asked to provide their thoughts on:
- rebates the province could offer on the provincial part of the HST, with questions specifically asked about offering a rebate on some families purchases for healthy lifestyles and reducing taxes on home purchases;
- who (if anyone) should get additional support from the government through the BC HST tax credit; and
- ways that the government should deal with the negative impact from returning to the PST, should voters choose that option in the referendum, from increasing the PST to raising personal and/or corporate income taxes or creating a deficit.
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