May 7, 1924 (14th Parliament, 3rd Session)

LIB

Hon. Mr. BUREAU: (Minister of Customs and Excise)

Liberal

1. Sales Tax Collected in Each Province during the Calendar Years 1922 and 1923
Province 1922 1923 Imported goods Domestic goods Imported goods Domestic goodsNova Scotia
New Brunswick
Prince Edward Island
Quebec
Ontario
Manitoba
Saskatchewan
Alberta
British Columbia
Yukon $ cts. 546,880 52 614,824 13 37,613 06 6,871,770 90 12,292,828 22 1,505,506 21 377,700 87 390,231 95 2,212,945 78 20,545 73 $ cts. 955,186 57 911,356 09 66,378 21 17,121,086 42 29,472,408 72 2,923,849 22 803,207 48 1,194,120 92 2,753,554 10 1,332 50 8 cts. 632,480 09 698,885 86 34,601 33 9,004,581 40 16,245,604 01 1,857,930 58 540,378 29 573,078 48 2,746,353 37 21,214 68 $ cts. 1,244,680 09 1,141,507 90 71,944 27 23,827,120 62 37,032,514 32 3,476,140 94 9S1,835 74 1,532,540 69 3,483,430 79 2,146 36
2. It is not possible to state separately the from other taxes and duties collected by the cost of collection of sales tax as distinguished Department of Customs and Excise.

Questions
3. It is not possible to state the amount of sales tax due by provinces, as at 1st February, 1924, as audits have not been completed to that date.
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Provinces Total arr three mo: and unde Total arr over thre months O T3 S a 0Nova Scotia 36 103 139Prince Edward Island 8 8New Brunswick .. .. 14 14 28Quebec 377 870 1,247Ontario 169 938 1,107Manitoba 25 156 181Saskatchewan.. . 21 75 96Alberta 15 78 93British Columbia.. .. 47 224 271704 2,466 3,170
Of the 2,466 firms and individuals in arrears of sales tax for a period of over three months, 431 are retail bakers and confectioners who have refused to pay sales tax pending the decision of the Supreme Court in the case of Rex vs. Versailles Sweets; 442 are cases of firms and individuals in liquidation; 363 firms and individuals are paying arrears by instal-. ments and prosecutions have been entered in 463 cases.
In the balance of the cases the department is corresponding with the firms and individuals concerned with a view to making satisfactory Hon. Mr. GRAHAM:
arrangements for payment of arrears before legal action is taken.
These latter cases require nursing as drastic action would probably result in financial failures.
4. In default of satisfactory arrangements for payment of arrears legal action is taken.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   SALES TAX COLLECTIONS
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