I was listening to a Vancouver based radio station on-line today and was stunned at what BC’s finance minister equated bikes to.
Your average sporting equipment such as soccer balls, hockey sticks, skies etc. are the same as a bicycle.
This was brought up because in BC and Ontario, the new HST tax will be put in place July 1 (Happy Canada’s Day, here’s a tax hike).
Currently bicycles and some accessories are exempt from the Provincial Sales Tax.
Come July 1 bikes will cost 7% or 8% more.