Topic

Taxes

21 petitions

Started 2 weeks ago

Petition to Paula Fletcher, Gord Perks, John Oswald

Protest unfair garbage-collection fees in Toronto

The City of Toronto is phasing out fee rebates for homeowners who have small or medium-sized garbage bins over the next few years. The stated aim is that garbage collection will then be fully funded by user-fees. When the phase out is complete, however, homeowners who have small and medium-size bins will pay substantially more for garbage/recycling collection on a per litre basis than people with large and extra-large bins—as much as 2.5 times more. Households with extra-large bins will be paying $1.38 per litre of waste, while those with small bins will pay $3.46 per litre.  How equitable does that sound? If we follow this logic, filling stations should charge people who drive fuel-efficient cars more per litre of fuel than those who drive gas-guzzlers. City Council focuses on the gross cost of each bin size, but the per litre cost is inequitable. We suggest you look at the costs, calculate the increases and decide for yourself. The numbers are available on your utility bill and on the city's Solid Waste Management Services website along with options for garbage collection. If you agree the rebate phase-out is unfair, please sign our petition, contact your councillor and talk to your friends and neighbours.  If you'd like to contact us, we can be reached at fairgarbagefees@gmail.com.  Cooper Langford (Leslieville) and Lies Lambermont (Leslieville)  

Cooper Langford
7 supporters
Update posted 7 months ago

Petition to Truck Drivers Canada

Truck Drivers have valid reason to incorporate. Please sign if you agree!

Contract drivers take notice of the recent news to classify driving services corporations as Personal Services Business. This will not allow to claim any expenses and charge high corporate tax up to 44% Contract drivers provide driving services to trucking companies and are truly self-employed. Being self-employed, they can choose to incorporate.  Incorporation is a legitimate tax planning option and contract drivers should not be denied access to it.  They  have the genuine expenses, such as, meal, shower, over night stay expenses; and have the full right to write off those expenses.  They are contributing their fair share of tax to Government in the form of regular payroll remittance and corporation tax.  They collect GST/HST and make payments as required by law They have created their own employment and are contributing to workforce.  They don't take undue advantage of Employment Insurance benefits.  Drivers have no role in WSIB. It's trucking companies responsibility and concerned departments should focus on compliance with them.   Instead of discouraging the incorporation structure, Government should focus on compliance with tax  and audit unreasonable write-offs.  Contract drivers are backbone of the trucking industry and work hard to make their living. They are contributing to the Canadian economy. Unfair tax measures will discourage them to be in the industry and will adversely affect the economy.  

Driving Services
8,191 supporters
Started 1 year ago

Petition to Premier John Horgan

Think Green: Exempt Electric Vehicles from Luxury Tax

All electric vehicles are valuable in our fight to curb CO2 emissions and to face up to climate change. The province imposes an extra 3% pst (total 10% pst) on electric vehicles (EVs) over $57,000 and now with the 2018 budget, an extra 8% (total 15%pst) Luxury Vehicle Tax (with 5% GST on top of that) on EVs priced between $125,000 and $150,000.  Unfortunately this means the “long range” versions of Tesla Model S and Model X, both exceptional zero emissions vehicles which aren’t even eligible for EV purchase incentives, are at a serious price disadvantage next to fossil-fuelled (CO2 emitting) vehicles of comparable features, quality and performance.  We feel this is a punitive measure against EV buyers, especially those who need the extra range only available from more costly EVs. Without such greater range it’s hard for many buyers to justify buying an EV at all.  Rather than rewarding their clean air choice, this tax discourages or punished those who take action to reduce their personal transport carbon foot print.  Further, the higher taxed EVs are premium level vehicles that have the potential to inspire the image and performance conscious motorist, (not just environmentally-minded drivers) to switch from polluting, CO2 emitting internal combustion vehicles to zero emissions electric cars. This is an important fulcrum for social change in our energy future.  The luxury car tax would be a more effective climate change mitigation measure if it were a graduated tax on all vehicles indexed to their respective exhaust green house gas emissions, rather than their price, since price has little to do with climate impacting emissions.  We ask that ALL BATTERY ELECTRIC PASSENGER VEHICLES BE EXEMPT FROM THE CURRENT “LUXURY TAX” including the changes set out in the BC 2018 Provincial Budget. 

Gerry Gaydos
5,777 supporters