taxes

The City of Vernon is issuing property tax notices to homeowners on Thursday, May 26, 2022. Taxes are due July 4. (File photo)

Vernon property tax notices to be mailed out next week

Homeowners have until 4:30 p.m. on July 4 to pay their property taxes, apply for Home Owner Grant

 

Small business owners are feeling the pinch from inflationary pressures and taxes. (Black Press File Photo)

B.C. small business owners worried about tax bills, inflation

A survey from Ownr found 31 per cent of small business owners are worried about their tax burden

 

A sign outside the Canada Revenue Agency is seen Monday May 10, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

QUIZ: The taxman cometh

As Canada’s income tax deadline nears, how much do you know about taxation?

 

A car is fuelled up at a gas station in Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

EDITORIAL: Gas tax cuts might not provide relief for motorists

Several provinces have reduced gas taxes in response to rising pump prices

  • Apr 15, 2022
A car is fuelled up at a gas station in Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Vernon’s population grew by 11 per cent from 2016 to 2021, according to the latest census. Updated population figures were released Wednesday, Feb 9, 2022. (City of Vernon photo)

Property tax rates go up for Vernon residents

The average home will see a municipal tax increase of 5.47% or $89

  • Apr 11, 2022
Vernon’s population grew by 11 per cent from 2016 to 2021, according to the latest census. Updated population figures were released Wednesday, Feb 9, 2022. (City of Vernon photo)
A Vernon councillor is facing potential legal action from a former city councillor. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Nearly 7% tax increase eyed in Vernon

Council to consider final number at Monday meeting

A Vernon councillor is facing potential legal action from a former city councillor. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
The District of Sicamous will be drafting a letter to the federal government in opposition to a proposed luxury tax on cars, aircraft and boats. (Scottslm/Pixabay photo)

Sicamous council speaks out against proposed federal luxury tax on new boats

Tax would apply to new boats over $250,000, cars and aircraft over $100,000

The District of Sicamous will be drafting a letter to the federal government in opposition to a proposed luxury tax on cars, aircraft and boats. (Scottslm/Pixabay photo)
The Canadian Taxpayers Federation’s Franco Terrazzano and the organization’s travelling federal debt clock, a digital counter that shows the national debt going up in real time, stopped in Salmon Arm, Vernon and Kelowna on Wednesday, March 16, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Canadian Taxpayers Federation’s federal debt clock rolls up and through Okanagan-Shuswap

Organization hopes to raise alarm over more than $1 trillion national debt

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation’s Franco Terrazzano and the organization’s travelling federal debt clock, a digital counter that shows the national debt going up in real time, stopped in Salmon Arm, Vernon and Kelowna on Wednesday, March 16, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
An autoworker is seen on the general assembly line producing the Chevrolet Silverado, at the General Motors plant in Oshawa, Ont., on Tuesday, Feb. 22 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Canada’s middle-aged, single parents, recent immigrants taxed harder for extra income

Federal study details workers whose extra earnings get dinged most by tax system

An autoworker is seen on the general assembly line producing the Chevrolet Silverado, at the General Motors plant in Oshawa, Ont., on Tuesday, Feb. 22 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Truck driver Mat Mackenzie, 36, adjusts the mirror on his truck during a protest against COVID-19 pandemic restrictions in Ottawa, Ontario, on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022.  (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey)

Letter: North Okanagan-Shuswap MP asked to answer for Conservative party’s response to blockades

Since 1993 we’ve paid conservative MPs a lot of tax dollars to…

  • Mar 7, 2022
Truck driver Mat Mackenzie, 36, adjusts the mirror on his truck during a protest against COVID-19 pandemic restrictions in Ottawa, Ontario, on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022.  (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey)
A new deputy fire chief won't be hired right away in Lake Country in order to save residents a few bucks on their tax bill. (District photo)

Tax increase trimmed slightly in Lake Country

Initial 6.12% hike down to 5.88, plus water rate increase

A new deputy fire chief won't be hired right away in Lake Country in order to save residents a few bucks on their tax bill. (District photo)
The district of Lake Country is proposing a 6.12 per cent tax hike for 2022. (District photo)

6.12% tax hike on tap for Lake Country

Public input considered at budget meeting

The district of Lake Country is proposing a 6.12 per cent tax hike for 2022. (District photo)
A sign outside the Canada Revenue Agency is seen Monday May 10, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Another ‘unique’ tax-filing season opens in Canada amid pandemic challenges: CRA

CRA says it has not extended the tax filing deadline, which remains April 30 for most Canadians

A sign outside the Canada Revenue Agency is seen Monday May 10, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Silver Creek resident Pat Peebles has launched a petition in response to the spike in assessed property values seen throughout North Okanagan-Shuswap communities. (Facebook image)

‘Fight it’: Spike in assessed property values prompts Shuswap woman to start petition

Resident criticizes timing of increase amid pandemic and after catastrophic events

Silver Creek resident Pat Peebles has launched a petition in response to the spike in assessed property values seen throughout North Okanagan-Shuswap communities. (Facebook image)
The old Lake Country firehall will not be sold, but retained for future needs. (District of Lake Country photo)

Lake Country considers 6.62% tax hike

Initial increase jacked following budget meeting, public input still sought

The old Lake Country firehall will not be sold, but retained for future needs. (District of Lake Country photo)
The district of Lake Country is proposing a 4.85 per cent tax hike for 2022. (District photo)

Road maintenance drives Lake Country tax hike

4.85% proposed increase considered

The district of Lake Country is proposing a 4.85 per cent tax hike for 2022. (District photo)
Vernon council has voted in favour of a 6.88 per cent budget hike in 2022 which includes hiring more safety personnel and a return of the 1.9 per cent infrastructure levy program. (Morning Star - file photo)

Vernon council favours 6.88 per cent budget hike

Budget includes money for RCMP, safety hiring and return of infrastructure levy program

Vernon council has voted in favour of a 6.88 per cent budget hike in 2022 which includes hiring more safety personnel and a return of the 1.9 per cent infrastructure levy program. (Morning Star - file photo)
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh holds a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 23, 2021. Singh says he would deal with Canada’s multi-billion deficit through its long-standing promise to tax the mega-wealthy. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Jagmeet Singh says NDP would tackle Canada’s deficit through taxing the ‘ultra rich’

He added he would target web giants such as Google, Netflix and Amazon

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh holds a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 23, 2021. Singh says he would deal with Canada’s multi-billion deficit through its long-standing promise to tax the mega-wealthy. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland holds a press conference in Ottawa on Tuesday, April 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Finance minister says Canada is committed to proposed global corporate tax rate

A global corporate minimum tax rate is now supported by 132 countries

Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland holds a press conference in Ottawa on Tuesday, April 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) headquarters Connaught Building is pictured in Ottawa on Monday, Aug. 17, 2020. Data from the Canada Revenue Agency shows its program to combat tax evasion by the super-rich has resulted in zero prosecutions or convictions in recent years. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

CRA audits of ultra-wealthy Canadians yield zero prosecutions, convictions

Only two cases proceeded to federal prosecutors, with no charges laid

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) headquarters Connaught Building is pictured in Ottawa on Monday, Aug. 17, 2020. Data from the Canada Revenue Agency shows its program to combat tax evasion by the super-rich has resulted in zero prosecutions or convictions in recent years. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick