FROM THE BC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE:
In order to begin coordinating a communications campaign to push back on this economically irresponsible initiative we need some REAL BUSINESSES stories.
If you are hearing from your members, we want to hear from you.
To streamline this process, if you have a member who will be harmfully impacted by this new payroll tax we would like to consider using them as a story in the media.
Accordingly we need a few things:
- Name of business
- Size of business
- Potentially their comments around financial impact of increasing minimum wage, carbon tax and increased corporate tax rate
- Their revenue calculation of how the tax will hit their bottom line, they can use this table:
Government has been pushing back saying there are offsets – like, less PST on electricity, lowered small business tax rate etc. – and that they new tax doesn’t kick in until payroll hits $500k.
Of course, we’ve countered with, “yes, but this is all during a time when you’re increasing minimum wage and the carbon tax …and when the corporate income tax rate is also going up”.
NOTE: Just because you send in your story doesn’t mean we can use it, but we will try. We will be selecting stories to show a range of regions, sectors and sizes of business.
PLEASE CONTACT KATHLEEN WITH YOUR INFORMATION.