ROTHENBURGER: Having to pay PST on utilized motor vehicles is discriminatory and unfair

So, Alright, the Province has a point on that, but the huge question is, why ought to tax be paid on a applied car or truck at all? When a auto is obtained manufacturer new, we pay out tax on it. Each and each and every time it is marketed immediately after that, tax is compensated all over again.

That’s double, triple, or quadruple dipping by the authorities and it’s not good. Any government that has just chocked up a $5-billion surplus doesn’t have to resort to this kind of funds grabs.

Supposedly, the PST on utilized cars is a transaction cost gathered by governing administration for some type of support it supplies the purchaser. If anyone can explain to me what service, the authorities is providing us I’d like to know.
Charging PST on aged cars and trucks is also discriminatory. If you can afford $60,000 for a new car or truck, you can almost certainly find the money for the tax. If you just can’t manage to pay new-vehicle rates, and have to make do with one thing that was pre-owned, having to pay tax on top rated of the acquire price is going to damage a ton additional.

We pay out ample taxes as it is. This is one particular we shouldn’t have to pay.

I’m Mel Rothenburger, the Armchair Mayor.

Mel Rothenburger is a previous mayor of Kamloops and a retired newspaper editor. He is a standard contributor to CFJC Now, publishes the view web site, and is a director on the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board. He can be attained at

Editor’s Observe: This belief piece reflects the sights of its author, and does not automatically signify the views of CFJC These days or Pattison Media.

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