In the highly competitive auto sales business, it’s easy to find car dealerships offering consumers bargains on select models. They want your business. But did you know that when you get that discount off the full price of a car, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) requires the dealer to charge you tax even on the discount you received?
Dealers know it’s not fair, the Canadian Taxpayers Federation says it’s not fair and so would most consumers. As the CTF says, you shouldn’t have to pay taxes on anything above the price that you paid for an item.
This is a tax grab, pure and simple.
And why is the government doing it? Because they can.
This is wrong and it needs to end. We’ll just have to wait and see if anybody has the gumption to end it.