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Taxing Donations

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Here’s another case of ridiculous taxation policy: I was just informed by the Ontario Ministry of Revenue that I have to charge PST (provincial sales tax) on every Tail Wags product donation. In other words, every time I donate a helmet cover to a charity, silent auction or blog site for review, I have to charge tax on the full value of the product even though the product was provided free of charge. At first I thought I misunderstood the auditor. “You’ve got to be kidding? Shouldn’t you be encouraging and supporting donations rather than creating deterrents?” My complaints fell...

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Stop Taxing Us To Death

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Can someone please explain how the HST is supposed to be helping my small business? Do you ever feel you’ve been had? The Ontario Government spent months claiming that, “Small Businesses Will Get Big Boost From HST”. In fact, John Wilkinson, the Ontario Minister of Revenue asserted, "Small business is the lifeblood of our economy - small business owners are often the embodiment of the hard work and ingenuity that distinguishes Ontario as an economic leader. Our government's Tax Plan for Jobs and Growth will be a huge advantage to this vital sector of our economy and, as a result,...

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