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H.S.T.

Postby Oneeye » Nov 2nd, 2012, 6:17 pm

Can anyone tell me why we're still paying H.S.T.? Wasn't this defeated a couple of years ago?
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Re: H.S.T.

Postby angel980 » Nov 2nd, 2012, 6:31 pm

Cause something that took 3 days to implement takes like 2 years to go away cause the libs want the cash.
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Re: H.S.T.

Postby phasyluck » Nov 2nd, 2012, 6:56 pm

Its never gonna go away fully, B.C government is out to lunch!
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Re: H.S.T.

Postby TDogg80 » Nov 2nd, 2012, 7:05 pm

Oneeye wrote:Can anyone tell me why we're still paying H.S.T.? Wasn't this defeated a couple of years ago?


Here ya go!
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=When+will+the+HST+go+away+in+BC%3F
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Re: H.S.T.

Postby Captain Awesome » Nov 2nd, 2012, 7:19 pm

Oneeye wrote:Can anyone tell me why we're still paying H.S.T.? Wasn't this defeated a couple of years ago?


HST was defeated in August of 2011 and is going away in April of 2013.
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Re: H.S.T.

Postby phasyluck » Nov 2nd, 2012, 7:24 pm

But it'll still be double of some other provinces won't it?
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Re: H.S.T.

Postby cv23 » Nov 2nd, 2012, 7:32 pm

Oneeye wrote:Can anyone tell me why we're still paying H.S.T.? Wasn't this defeated a couple of years ago?


Its a bit like gasoline.
When the price of a barrel of oil goes up the price of gas at the pump goes up in hours but when the price of a barrel of oil goes down it takes 6 months ( if ever ) for that to be reflected at the pumps. Only difference with the HST is that its the Government screwing us not Big Oil.
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Re: H.S.T.

Postby WhatThe » Nov 2nd, 2012, 8:19 pm

10% hst with more negotiated exemptions vs 12% gst/pst with less exemptions.

We sure showed them!
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Re: H.S.T.

Postby Captain Awesome » Nov 2nd, 2012, 8:23 pm

I don't mind HST.
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Re: H.S.T.

Postby keith1612 » Nov 2nd, 2012, 8:48 pm

consider all the extra $$$, its a cash grab for the government.
millions and millions.
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Re: H.S.T.

Postby SmokeOnTheWater » Nov 2nd, 2012, 9:42 pm

WhatThe wrote:10% hst with more negotiated exemptions vs 12% gst/pst with less exemptions.

We sure showed them!


I thought it was

5% Gst plus 7% Pst = 12%

versus

12% Hst

Same amount but less exemptions with Hst, therefore you pay more taxes.
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Re: H.S.T.

Postby Captain Awesome » Nov 2nd, 2012, 10:02 pm

SmokeOnTheWater wrote:I thought it was

5% Gst plus 7% Pst = 12%

versus

12% Hst

Same amount but less exemptions with Hst, therefore you pay more taxes.


No, the proposal was to gradually lower HST to 10%.

Which would mean less taxes being paid eventually.
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Re: H.S.T.

Postby Graphite » Nov 2nd, 2012, 10:52 pm

HST was brought in under a lie. That is part of the reason people fought so hard to be rid of it. As well, hst would have been charged on some bigger ticket items when gst never was charged.

I would rather pay less in taxes and not privatize schools and health care. I would rather pay politicians less money and pensions. I would rather they cut government spending on foolish things. Its pretty straight forward.

ps the proposal to lower the hst to 10% was only used as a bribe if we all voted to keep it. They just didn't want to have to pay back all the money they borrowed to implement the unjust tax. They knew they would make more money off the HST due to taxing certain things the GST never taxed. If I recall this right, Gordon Campbell stated publicly it was the greatest thing we could to to help fix our economy at the time. Also keep in mind Campbell is the reason BC didn't get family day until now. He said it would cost the economy too much. Even thought almost all the other provinces have had this holiday in February for years already. Campbell did not appear to be friends of the common people, more friendly with business.
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Re: H.S.T.

Postby madmudder » Nov 3rd, 2012, 6:34 am

I love the HST. I just bought a new vehicle for my business tax free.Also tax free are my sub-contractors and materials I use for the business. All at the expense of my customers.
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Re: H.S.T.

Postby Jo » Nov 3rd, 2012, 8:37 am

Have removed a couple of posts here, please remember this is not the Political Arena, and so a discussion of the HST without the usual furies and rantings will be a change.
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