Remove sales tax on construction labour, Sask NDP urges
March 3, 2023 By Global News
The Saskatchewan NDP is calling on the provincial government to remove the provincial sales tax (PST) on construction labour ahead of the return to the legislature.
The call comes after research from SUMA which shows Saskatchewan municipalities are returning between 24 and 39 per cent of their total municipal revenue sharing grant back to the province in the form of PST on construction projects.
NDP Leader Carla Beck said the tax that’s currently in place makes construction projects more expensive and fails to make the province competitive. The NDP also said Saskatchewan has had the worst average annual change in the value of building permits since PST was added to construction labour in 2027.
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