(2.) In 2011, residents of British Columbia approved a referendum to repeal the Harmonized Sales Tax
(HST) and reinstate the Provincial Sales Tax (PST).
The Harmonized Sales Tax
catalyzed one of the most interesting political and policy debates in British Columbia's history.
On April 18, 2012, the government of Prince Edward Island announced it had entered into formal negotiations with the federal government to replace the provincial sales tax (PST) with a harmonized sales tax
(HST), effective April 1, 2013.
The initiative, led by former Premier William (Bill) Vander Zalm, proposed new legislation to extinguish the 12 percent harmonized sales tax
, which came into effect on July 1, 2010.
Another knock against new starts is the implementation of the Harmonized Sales Tax
(HST), says Higgs.
Batchawana First Nation Chief Dean Sayers spoke with Windspeaker in January about the efforts in his community to build a movement of resistance against the imposition of the Harmonized Sales Tax
on his people in Ontario.
The report outlines Canadian's governing bodies, laws, mining licenses and rights and obligations and key fiscal terms which include royalty, annual rents, corporate income tax, provincial income tax, branch profit tax, withholding tax, capital gains, goods and service tax / harmonized sales tax
(HST), depreciation and other provincial taxes.
(As a result of an August 2011 referendum, the Province is reverting from the Harmonized Sales Tax
to the provincial sales tax, effective April 2013).
The budget also provided further details on the economic benefits of the proposed 12 percent Harmonized Sales Tax
This is on top of the $40 million in new annual funding the province will provide across all 13 regional organizations, derived mainly from additional revenues from the Harmonized Sales Tax
THE UNION OF BC INDIAN CHIEFS IS also battling the imposition of a harmonized sales tax
proposed for BC.