‘Sneaky tax grabs’ ring in New Year: CTF

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The Canadian Taxpayers Federation is slamming the provincial government for what it calls “sneaky tax grabs.”

The federation, in its annual New Year’s Tax Changes Report, lamented the fact that the province does not index its tax brackets to reflect inflation.

“Islanders will be ringing in 2013 by digging deeper into their pockets to pay even more taxes,” said Kevin Lacey, CTF Atlantic Director.

“The worst part is, most Islanders are not even aware that their taxes are going up.”

“The provincial government is getting away with a sneaky tax increase each and every year because they refuse to account for inflation in the taxes we pay,” continued Lacey. 

Manitoba and Nova Scotia are the only other provinces that do not index to inflation.

According to the federation (the numbers could not be verified by the Journal Pioneer), an average P.E.I. family with two kids and two working adults, earning a combined $80,000, will pay $92 more in provincial income taxes, $79 more in CPP premiums and $70 more in Employment Insurance contributions.



Organizations: Journal Pioneer, Employment Insurance

Geographic location: Manitoba, Nova Scotia

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  • To Be Expected
    December 31, 2012 - 11:31

    What else would you expect with this goverment's fine business sense . How can they keep spending & giving to friends without ripping us off in every way possible . Hey , we were stupid enought to re elect them , serves us right after watching their past actions . Crying now is not worth a damm as all of them will get a nice pension , thank's to us if they don't get re elected in 2016 . Shame Shame on us fools .

  • don
    December 31, 2012 - 03:01

    it all boils down to money dizzy does not care not his members they can cover there tax buy the law. but the voters put them back in so they have NO right to whine. they did want to take a chance on crane. so suffer. so when you go shopping and you have less money for food or even your booze thank all liberal voters. then the HST comes in and you are really getting screwed wes is feeding you a line of BULL but that's your fault.but you notice the HST comes in on april FOOLS day. fools is right.

  • Billy
    December 29, 2012 - 10:05

    Sneaky is not even close to the word to describe this tax grab!