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‘Race Based Taxation in Ontario’


The fiscally-challenged Ontario government has for some time provided an OFF-RESERVE (anywhere in the province) provincial sales tax exemption for anyone with an aboriginal ‘status’ card (No figures are available on what this annually costs the Ontario government and taxpayers). ERBLRaceBasedTaxationInOntario800x800From an Ontario Ministry of Finance page:

‘Ontario ‘First Nations’ Point-of-Sale Exemptions’

“The Ministry of Finance is experiencing an increase in the number and size of refund applications related to the Ontario HST Refund for ‘First Nations’. Processing of these refund applications is taking longer than the ministry’s service standard of 40 business days. Thank you for your patience as we continue to process these claims in an expedient manner.” Continue reading ‘Race Based Taxation in Ontario’