What Are Taxes?
From Clicklaw Wikibooks
Everyone who lives in Canada pays taxes to all three levels of government:
- federal government,
- provincial government, and
- municipal (city or town) government.
Taxes pay for many services that everyone in Canada uses. For example:
- medical care,
- swimming pools, and
- community centres.
There are different kinds of taxes in British Columbia. The main taxes to know about are:
- income tax,
- sales tax,
- property tax,
- duty, a tax you pay when you bring goods into Canada, and
- consumer taxes.
|This information applies to British Columbia, Canada. Last reviewed for legal accuracy by People's Law School, 2014.|
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