Here is your chance to add your name to the petition against the upcoming
WE SIMPLY CANNOT AFFORD TO GIVE UP, LET'S ALL KEEP FIGHTING, PLEASE!!!!
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!!!
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Hello. Next summer (2010) the Ontario Government is set to put into
force its new harmonized GST/PST sales tax which will apply a 13% sales tax to everything we purchase.
Things That Were Not Subject To The Current 8% PST Will Be Now Taxed
As a result, things that were not previously taxed under the current
Ontario Provincial Sales Tax (PST) will be taxed at 8%.
The new 13% tax will therefore apply to things like your electric bill,
your gas bill, your water bill, condominium fees, insurance premiums,
and every other good and service you purchase. There are almost no
The current Ontario PST tax does not apply to services, nor does it
apply to the purchase of certain goods. The new 13% tax will therefore extend
the old 8% PST tax rate to the purchase of all goods and all services..
The New 13% Tax Will Apply To The Purchase of All New Homes
The new harmonized GST/PST will also apply to all purchases of all new
homes. If a person were to purchase a new $1 million dollar home in
Toronto, they would have to pay roughly $200,000 in taxes as a result of
the Ontarioland transfer tax, the new cityof Torontoland transfer
tax, and the new harmonized 13% GST/PST.
Think about that and what that would do to real estate values in
Toronto. It will cause property values to fall and kill the new home
construction industry and the jobs it creates.
And it won't be long before you'll hear our elected representatives
telling us that, because of the harm that has been inflicted to the new home
construction industry by the new 13% tax, it would be "fair" to extend
the new 13% tax to sales of existing homes.
The New 13% Tax Is An Assault On Your Primary Residence
Canadians have had two things that they have always been able to count
on as being tax free - things that they could use to save money and
accumulate wealth. They are your: (a) primary home; and (b) RRSP.. That's it.
The extension of the new 13% GST/PST to homes is simply a tax assault by
the government on your primary home. They want to tax your primary home
and you will suffer because of it.
Why? Because if a purchaser has to pay almost $200,000 in taxes to buy
your $1 million dollar home, the purchaser is going to pay less to you for
your home. The purchaser will reduce the amount he or she is willing to pay
to you in order to pay all the taxes.
The New 13% Tax Will Effectively Raise Your Income Taxes
Currently, the combined Federal/Ontario income tax rates are roughly 25%
on the first $20,000 of taxable income, 42% on the next $40,000 of taxable
income, and 46.5% on each dollar of taxable income over $60,000. On top
of that you have to add the "Fair Share Health Tax" of up to $1,000 each of
us has to pay.
If the Ontario Government gets away with implementing their new harmonized
GST/PST sales tax of 13%, the top effective income tax rates in Ontariowill be
as follows (since you can't spend any of your tax paid dollars
without paying the new harmonized 13% GST/PST tax):
38% on the first $20,000
53% on the next $40,000
59.5% on every dollar over $60,000
On top of that, you have to pay your Ontario Fair Share Health Tax, your
city realty taxes, your city garbage fees, your city water fees, your
city street parking permit fees, your annual Ontarioand new cityof Toronto
vehicle license plate fees, your Ontarioland transfer tax, your new
city of Torontoland transfer tax, your gasoline taxes, your liquor taxes,
your fair departure taxes, your entertainment taxes, and so on.
OF ALL THE MONEY YOU WORKED HARD TO EARN, WHAT PERCENTAGE ARE YOU REALLY KEEPING FOR YOUR OWN USE? 25%? 20%? 10%?
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH - FIGHT BACK THIS HAS GOT TO STOP HERE OR WE WILL ALL SOON BE WORKING FULL TIME FOR THE VARIOUS LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT IN ONTARIO.
YOU CAN ALREADY SEE HOW ARE LIFESTYLES ARE DECLINING BECAUSE OF THE ENORMOUS
TAX LOAD WE BEAR.
AS A RESULT, I URGE YOU TO TAKE THIS ISSUE SERIOUSLY AND TO FILL AND
SIGN THE PETITION AGAINST THE NEW HARMONIZED GST/PST TAX SET OUT BELOW.
I WOULD ALSO ASK YOU TO SHARE THIS INFORMATION WITH EVERYONE THAT YOU KNOW AND ASK THEM TO DO THE SAME.
IF WE DON'T WORK TOGETHER ON THIS ISSUE THE NEW HARMONIZED 13% SALES TAX WILL
BECOME A REALITY NEXT SUMMER.
Thousands say "no" to the HST
claims "no one is complaining" about his unfair tax grab. You
proved him wrong this week. On Wednesday we sent out a request asking you to
send a message to the McGuinty Government about the HST. Almost
instantly our email box began to fill. By the end of the day we'd received
nearly 2,000 messages.
New Democrat Members of Provincial Parliament did their best to read them into
the record in the Legislature, but they simply ran out of time. The good news
is: there are more debates to come and we'll be sending you details about how
to keep up the fight against this unfair tax grab. In the meantime, you can
read a transcript of the debate here .
Together we can stop the HST.
PS - Urge your friends, family and other concerned citizens to sign the
petition at www.unfairtaxgrab.com .
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