Exemption of Sales Tax for Ontario Police Service Purchases
June 18, 2008
WHEREAS police Services in Ontario are faced with on-going financial pressures to be able to provide reasonable levels of service to keep Ontario communities safe, and
WHEREAS local property taxes are the main source of funding for municipal and regional police service budgets, and
WHEREAS police services are faced with significant costs in paying for necessary specialty equipment, vehicles, and buildings that are unique to ensure a safe Ontario, and
WHEREAS the Federal Government has shown leadership in exempting municipalities from having to pay GST in recognition of one level of government taxing another.
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Government of Ontario provide a full exemption of provincial sales tax on goods and services for Ontario police services similar to the GST exemption.