taxes

B.C.’s current tax has added 20,000 condo units to the rental market (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward).

B.C.’s speculation and vacancy tax set to expand to parts of Vancouver Island by 2023

The tax will now be used in North Cowichan, Duncan, Ladysmith, Lake Cowichan, Lions Bay and Squamish

 

(AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

B.C. new car dealers seek taxation relief

Provincial, pending federal taxes called double-tax for consumers

 

Motorists in Canada are continuing to face high prices at the pumps. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

EDITORIAL: Tax cuts won’t fix rising gas prices

Fuel in Canada is heavily taxed, but other factors also affect the cost

  • Jul 7, 2022

 

Canadian dollars (loonies) are pictured in Vancouver, Sept. 22, 2011. A new study says a basic income program would help alleviate poverty in Canada but could also put the fiscal sustainability and labour supply of some provinces at risk.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Basic income would ease poverty, put sustainability, labour supply at risk: study

Funding such a program would likely require increasing taxes or cutting government spending

Canadian dollars (loonies) are pictured in Vancouver, Sept. 22, 2011. A new study says a basic income program would help alleviate poverty in Canada but could also put the fiscal sustainability and labour supply of some provinces at risk.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
MP Rob Anders comments on being defeated by Ron Liepert during the Calgary Signal Hill federal Conservative nomination, in Calgary on Saturday, April 12, 2014. Anders may not find the welcome mat out as he attempts to make the move from a big-city riding where he lost his nomination to a brand new rural one.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry MacDougal

‘Very relieved’: Crown stays tax evasion charges against former Calgary MP Rob Anders

Anders first elected as a Reform MP in 1997 and was a co-founder of the Conservative Party of Canada

MP Rob Anders comments on being defeated by Ron Liepert during the Calgary Signal Hill federal Conservative nomination, in Calgary on Saturday, April 12, 2014. Anders may not find the welcome mat out as he attempts to make the move from a big-city riding where he lost his nomination to a brand new rural one.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry MacDougal
Small business owners are feeling the pinch from inflationary pressures and taxes. (Black Press File Photo)

B.C. small business owners worried about tax bills, inflation

A survey from Ownr found 31 per cent of small business owners are worried about their tax burden

Small business owners are feeling the pinch from inflationary pressures and taxes. (Black Press File Photo)
A sign outside the Canada Revenue Agency is seen Monday May 10, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

QUIZ: The taxman cometh

As Canada’s income tax deadline nears, how much do you know about taxation?

A sign outside the Canada Revenue Agency is seen Monday May 10, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
A car is fuelled up at a gas station in Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

EDITORIAL: Gas tax cuts might not provide relief for motorists

Several provinces have reduced gas taxes in response to rising pump prices

  • Apr 15, 2022
A car is fuelled up at a gas station in Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
The District of Sicamous will be drafting a letter to the federal government in opposition to a proposed luxury tax on cars, aircraft and boats. (Scottslm/Pixabay photo)

Sicamous council speaks out against proposed federal luxury tax on new boats

Tax would apply to new boats over $250,000, cars and aircraft over $100,000

The District of Sicamous will be drafting a letter to the federal government in opposition to a proposed luxury tax on cars, aircraft and boats. (Scottslm/Pixabay photo)
The Canadian Taxpayers Federation’s Franco Terrazzano and the organization’s travelling federal debt clock, a digital counter that shows the national debt going up in real time, stopped in Salmon Arm, Vernon and Kelowna on Wednesday, March 16, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Canadian Taxpayers Federation’s federal debt clock rolls up and through Okanagan-Shuswap

Organization hopes to raise alarm over more than $1 trillion national debt

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation’s Franco Terrazzano and the organization’s travelling federal debt clock, a digital counter that shows the national debt going up in real time, stopped in Salmon Arm, Vernon and Kelowna on Wednesday, March 16, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
An autoworker is seen on the general assembly line producing the Chevrolet Silverado, at the General Motors plant in Oshawa, Ont., on Tuesday, Feb. 22 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Canada’s middle-aged, single parents, recent immigrants taxed harder for extra income

Federal study details workers whose extra earnings get dinged most by tax system

An autoworker is seen on the general assembly line producing the Chevrolet Silverado, at the General Motors plant in Oshawa, Ont., on Tuesday, Feb. 22 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
A new deputy fire chief won't be hired right away in Lake Country in order to save residents a few bucks on their tax bill. (District photo)

Tax increase trimmed slightly in Lake Country

Initial 6.12% hike down to 5.88, plus water rate increase

A new deputy fire chief won't be hired right away in Lake Country in order to save residents a few bucks on their tax bill. (District photo)
The district of Lake Country is proposing a 6.12 per cent tax hike for 2022. (District photo)

6.12% tax hike on tap for Lake Country

Public input considered at budget meeting

The district of Lake Country is proposing a 6.12 per cent tax hike for 2022. (District photo)
A sign outside the Canada Revenue Agency is seen Monday May 10, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Another ‘unique’ tax-filing season opens in Canada amid pandemic challenges: CRA

CRA says it has not extended the tax filing deadline, which remains April 30 for most Canadians

A sign outside the Canada Revenue Agency is seen Monday May 10, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Silver Creek resident Pat Peebles has launched a petition in response to the spike in assessed property values seen throughout North Okanagan-Shuswap communities. (Facebook image)

‘Fight it’: Spike in assessed property values prompts Shuswap woman to start petition

Resident criticizes timing of increase amid pandemic and after catastrophic events

Silver Creek resident Pat Peebles has launched a petition in response to the spike in assessed property values seen throughout North Okanagan-Shuswap communities. (Facebook image)
The old Lake Country firehall will not be sold, but retained for future needs. (District of Lake Country photo)

Lake Country considers 6.62% tax hike

Initial increase jacked following budget meeting, public input still sought

The old Lake Country firehall will not be sold, but retained for future needs. (District of Lake Country photo)
Vernon council has voted in favour of a 6.88 per cent budget hike in 2022 which includes hiring more safety personnel and a return of the 1.9 per cent infrastructure levy program. (Morning Star - file photo)

Vernon council favours 6.88 per cent budget hike

Budget includes money for RCMP, safety hiring and return of infrastructure levy program

Vernon council has voted in favour of a 6.88 per cent budget hike in 2022 which includes hiring more safety personnel and a return of the 1.9 per cent infrastructure levy program. (Morning Star - file photo)
Penticton City Hall. (File photo)

Penticton looking at potential 8.5 per cent tax increase

The 2022 pre-draft budget will be going for public feedback this month

Penticton City Hall. (File photo)
The South Skaha Housing Society is one of many organizations to receive a tax exemption from the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen. (Submitted photo)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen grants tax exemptions

16 organizations receive more than $44,000 in property tax relief

The South Skaha Housing Society is one of many organizations to receive a tax exemption from the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen. (Submitted photo)
The Kettle Valley Steam Railway was one of 11 non-profit organizations to receive a tax exemption from the municipality of Summerland. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland approves tax exemptions for non-profit organizations

Full and partial exemptions affect 11 organizations and 1.35% of general property tax revenues

The Kettle Valley Steam Railway was one of 11 non-profit organizations to receive a tax exemption from the municipality of Summerland. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)