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Imagine Canada Applauds Hospital Parking GST Proposal

Friday, January 24, 2014

Imagine Canada, the national umbrella for Canadian charities, supports the Minister of Finance’s proposal to exempt hospital parking from the GST. While hospitals that directly operate parking facilities have long been required to collect and remit GST on parking, the 2013 federal budget would have removed an exemption that benefited hospital foundations that operate these facilities.

“Today’s announcement is good news not just for hospitals and their foundations, but for charities in general,” said Imagine Canada President & CEO Marcel Lauzière. “The original budget proposal would have removed an existing tax exemption and set a disturbing precedent for charities. At a time when charities are working hard to control costs, additional GST liabilities would have amounted to millions of dollars every year. We are very pleased that the Minister has heard and acted on the sector’s concerns.”

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Imagine Canada is a national charitable organization whose cause is Canada’s charities and nonprofits. Our three broad goals are to strengthen the sector’s collective voice, create opportunities to connect and learn from each other, and build the sector’s capacity to succeed.

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