Further to the Province’s Carbon Tax initiative

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Along with yesterday’s announcement of a carbon tax, the province released a “Climate Action” initiative. There are a number of proposals in the paper but of note for cyclists were:

– Providing relief from passenger vehicle rental tax for rentals of eight hours or less;
– Expanding the PST exemption on bicycles to include electric‐assisted two and three wheel cycles and non‐motorized adult tricycles;
– Reducing the tax payable on electric motorcycles;

Financial relief for short term vehicle rentals appears to be aimed at car share programs and will help those who don’t own a vehicle and rent or car share occasionally to supplement transportation by bike or transit.

Allowing electric assist bicycles to be PST exempt would appear to apply to “kits” such as the bionx.

You will find a summary of the Climate Action initiative here:

Climate Action Summary

You will find a summary of the Carbon Tax initiative here:

Carbon Tax summary

John.

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