An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act (funeral arrangements)
Scott Simms Liberal
Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)
Introduction and First Reading
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Excise Tax Act
November 2nd, 2011 / 3:50 p.m.
Scott Simms Bonavista—Gander—Grand Falls—Windsor, NL
moved for leave to introduce Bill C-342, An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act (funeral arrangements).
Mr. Speaker, I introduced this bill in the last Parliament, and it is very succinct. It is about, as a wise person once said, the two certainties in life, death and taxes. Unfortunately, in this case, paying taxes after death is certainly an indignation that I would like to correct.
The bill would essentially exempt the expenses related to funerals from the GST and the GST portion of the HST.
I look forward to debating this in the House as a nice dignified way for the Government of Canada not to tax a person upon death and have it be a hardship on the family.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)