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Old 12-25-2007, 11:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ontario dumps sales tax on bikes to encourage more cycling instead of driving

An interesting tidbit to share.

It was announced this December. The usual provincial 8% sales tax no longer applies on:
  • bicycles under $1000
  • bike helmets
The government leader was quoted saying he hoped the move would encourage more people to bike instead of drive, or just increase physical activity. (Source)


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Old 12-25-2007, 11:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hey! United States! how about doing something similar!!!... is all I gotta say...
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Is not the UK doing something similar for commuting related expenses? It would be quite a bonus I think for a first time bike shopped. Mehbe ontario businesses will get some extra love,
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Old 12-27-2007, 12:02 AM   #4 (permalink)
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... I'm going to Canada for some bike shopping

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