On June 27, 2012, TEI submitted a letter to the government of Prince Edward Island and Finance Canada in response to the announcement that the province had entered into formal negotiations with the Canadian government to replace its provincial sales tax with a harmonized sales tax. TEI's letter summarizes the Institute's general support for the HST and makes recommendations to enable the Province and taxpayers to achieve the benefits of reducing the complexity and costs of compliance with the new tax system.
The comments were prepared under the aegis of TEI's Canadian Commodity Tax Committee, whose chair is Kim N. Berjian of the ConocoPhillips Canada. Contributing substantially to the development of TEI's comments was Robert J. Smith of McKesson Canada. Daniel B. De Jong of the Institute's legal staff coordinated the development of the Institute's comments.