The Chronicle of the Horse
MagazineNewsHorse SportsHorse CareCOTH StoreVoicesThe Chronicle UntackedDirectoriesMarketplaceDates & Results
 
Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec. 20, 2007
    Posts
    814

    Default Canadian COTH'ers - HST?

    Don't know if this post will be allowed to stay open or not... Hoping to get some good relies on it though

    HST-How do you feel about it? Have you noticed a difference??

    I HATE the HST personally, I feel that the taxes are increasing exponentially with little or nothing to show for it. I had to pay $91 bucks or a reset on my horse, and $11odd dollars was HST. This has definitely curbed my spending even further, and generally make me miserable.

    Anyone else?



  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug. 7, 2006
    Location
    The not-so-frozen North
    Posts
    1,666

    Default

    Hate it. 13% tax on just about everything? No thanks. My board bill went up exponentially. It sucks. Coming from the States, it sucks even more!

    This should really be abolished... Canadians pay mind-boggling taxes as it is.



  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec. 4, 2007
    Location
    Ontario
    Posts
    1,942

    Default

    My insurance was $50 cheaper thanks to HST. No idea how that happened, but I'll take it!

    Other than that, my grocery bill went up a little, board went up, my heating bill will be going up this winter, eating into the credit that I had left over from last year (I pay the same every month, and usually have a couple hundred left over at the end of the season that goes to the cleaning and maintenance of the furnace - nice little perk).

    I didn't raise my fees in the clinic, even though I should have. I might in the new year, we'll see what's going on then.
    Riding the winds of change

    Heeling NRG Aussies
    Like us on facebook!



  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan. 18, 2008
    Location
    Alberta, Canada and South Australia
    Posts
    2,827

    Default

    Don't have it in Alberta! I think GST is down to 4 or 5 % as well. Got to love living in oil country!

    P.



  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb. 15, 2004
    Location
    Ontario
    Posts
    7,743

    Default

    I hate it. My board went up by 8%, my hair cut went up by 8%, my horse trim goes up 8%, my vet bills are going up by 8%.. tax grab. Argh!
    and how strange... gas is already taxed to the limit and now there is another 8%. Remember though how they said gas would be going up 8 cents to $1.08 or more... funny though, gas around here is 96 cents right now!!

    I really would like to know whose job was created thanks to the wonderful HST. AND do you remember how nice it is for the "laid off" provincial tax dpt workers who lost their job on a Friday, then were rehired (sometimes in the very same office with the very same co-workers) by the federal gvt., some collecting an insane pay off (because they were laid off...)

    The liberals have a surprise coming next election, but then the Conservatives are no better. Go green I guess!
    Oh and we can't forget the buy out we get... $1000/per family over one year... yeah, sure, meanwhile my HST increase will be much more than that over how many years?



  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug. 7, 2006
    Location
    The not-so-frozen North
    Posts
    1,666

    Default

    Yeah... $1000, whoop-te-doo. That doesn't even cover my board increase, much less anything else.

    I'm a little surprised gas has stayed where it is... they're saying it's going to go up soon, though. At least around here.



Similar Threads

  1. COTH'ers help needed please
    By gusbabe in forum Racing
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: Jan. 1, 2012, 09:43 PM
  2. Any San Luis Obispo CotH'ers?
    By beachpony in forum Off Course
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: Aug. 14, 2011, 11:34 PM
  3. Border Collie COTH'ers?
    By Heinz 57 in forum Off Topic
    Replies: 37
    Last Post: May. 3, 2011, 12:42 AM
  4. Canadian riders, why won't you support Canadian breeders?
    By Forte in forum Sport Horse Breeding
    Replies: 76
    Last Post: Jul. 9, 2009, 06:48 PM
  5. Herndon/Middleburg CoTH'ers.......
    By equinelaundry in forum Off Course
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: Oct. 15, 2008, 08:51 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •