On September 8, 2009, TEI filed supplemental comments on issues relating to the implementation of a harmonized sales tax in the Province of Ontario. This letter supplements TEI's August 24, 2009 comments on implementation issues relating to the adoption of a harmonized Ontario value-added tax, addressing issues relating to financial institutions, residential care facilities, and tax-included pricing. A meeting with Ontario's Ministry of Finance is scheduled for October 16, 2009.
The letter was prepared under the auspices of TEI's Canadian Commodity Tax Committee and the Toronto Chapter's Ontario Tax Committee, whose chairs are Diana M. Spagnuolo Imperial Oil Limited and Carol Nixon of Lanxess Inc., respectively. Materially participating in drafting the supplemental letter were Vincent Alicandri of Hydro One Networks, Inc; Carol Felepchuk of TD Bank Financial Group; Larry R. Querin of ReveraInc.; D. Paul Revell of Rexel Canada Electrical Inc.; Richard Taylor of Rogers Communications Inc.; and Michael J. Willis of LaFarge Canada Inc. Mary Lou Fahey, TEI's General Counsel, served as legal staff liaison on this project.