Energy companies set good precedent for tax rebates

B.C. HST

If Christy Clark wants to keep the HST and the billions from Ottawa, she should offer a better incentive than lowering the rate at a later date.

Why not use the same rebate system provided by the energy companies to rebate the PST portion of the HST to all companies that are: 1) primarily in the service industry; 2) registered with the B.C. Registrar of Companies; 3) holding a business license from a municipal or local government entity; and 4) headquartered in British Columbia.

Rey Carr

Victoria