Business Associations Call for Immediate Tax Relief

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  • Whereas the City Budget 2016 introduced large tax increases;
  • Whereas the introduction of a new vacancy tax will further raise commercial tax bills and deter development; and
  • Whereas City spending has exceed the rate of inflation for the past several years.
Therefore we, the undersigned, petition Council for immediate tax relief, elimination of the vacancy tax and to immediately curtail City spending.

Business associations include:

  1. St. John’s Board of Trade
  2. Restaurant Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (RANL)
  3. Destination St. John’s
  4. Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB)
  5. Downtown St. John's
  6. Building Owners and Managers Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (BOMA NL)
  7. George Street Association
  8. Canadian Home Builders Association Newfoundland and Labrador

We ask for your support by signing our petition.

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