Sales Tax Exemption – Police Vehicles and Equipment
June 28, 2006
WHEREAS the cost of policing in Ontario continues to increase and municipal budgets are affected in terms of ensuring an effective police service, and
WHEREAS the Retails Sales Tax RSO. 1990 Chapter R 31, Section 7, Paragraph 23 provides exemptions for fire vehicles when purchased at a price of more than $1000.00 per vehicle for the exclusive use of a municipal, university, public hospital, Local Services Board or volunteer group, and repair parts of such vehicles (RSO 1990 Chapter 31, Section 7 (1), Paragraph 23).
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police call on the Government of Ontario to legislate a Retail Sales Tax exemption for municipal vehicles purchased for police use and related accessories.