Should the 2020 tax increases announced by the Region of Durham and local municipalities, be rolled back as a Covid-19 pandemic relief measure for residents?
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The Government of Canada has announced a $82 billion relief package to mitigate the hardships caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, while Ontario government has set aside a $100 million response fund. These are in addition to several measures such as extending validity of essential services like health cards and driving licences, waiver of sick notes, employment insurance etc.
Durham Region has set up an Economic Task Force. It has also announced waiver of penalties on delayed payments, as have Ajax and Oshawa.
But, one day or the other, the dues will have to be paid.
Before the Covid-19 outbreak, both local and Durham Region taxes had been raised for 2020 [see below].
Do let your voice be heard.