2004 Legislative Session: 5th Session, 37th Parliament
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HONOURABLE GARY COLLINS
MINISTER OF FINANCE
HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of British Columbia, enacts as follows:
1 Sections 6 (1) and (3) (a), 10 (1) (a) and (b) (i), 20 (1) (a) and (b) (i), 25 (1) and (3) (a), 31 (1), 36 (1), 37 (2) (a) and (b) (i), 40 (1), 41 (2) (c), 46 (1) and (2), 47 (1) and 53 of the Social Service Tax Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 431, are amended by striking out "7.5%" and substituting "7%".
2 Section 29 (3) is repealed and the following substituted:
(3) In each calendar year in which tax is payable under subsection (1), the tax rate in respect of the vehicle is the rate shown opposite the applicable calendar year as follows:
|Calendar Year||Tax Rate|
|1st calendar year after the acquisition year||2.646%|
|2nd calendar year after the acquisition year||2.177%|
|3rd calendar year after the acquisition year||1.838%|
|4th calendar year after the acquisition year||1.597%|
|5th calendar year after the acquisition year||1.577%|
|6th calendar year after the acquisition year||1.509%|
|7th calendar year after the acquisition year||1.486%|
|8th calendar year after the acquisition year||1.497%|
|9th and subsequent calendar years after the acquisition year||1.533% .|
3 The provisions of this Act referred to in column 1 of the following table come into force as set out in column 2 of the table:
Provisions of Act
|1||Section 1||October 21, 2004|
|2||Section 2||April 1, 2005|
SECTION 1: [Social Service Tax Act, sections 6, 10, 20, 25, 31, 36, 37, 40, 41, 46, 47 and 53] decreases the Provincial sales tax rate from 7.5% to 7%.
SECTION 2: [Social Service Tax Act, section 29] decreases the tax rates in respect of vehicles licensed for interjurisdictional commercial purposes to accord with the decrease in the general sales tax rate to 7%.
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