Living with the HST

The HST came in 2010 and will go in 2013 and we’ll owe the feds $1.5 billion but if we keep this tax for five years we would owe nothing.

How about this — the HST came in July 2010 and we are scrapping it effective April 2013 and we’ll owe the feds $1,500,000,000, but if we keep this tax for five years we would owe the feds nothing.

Assuming this is correct, couldn’t  we  hang on for two more years from next April and owe nothing to Ottawa?

I’m no expert, but we’ve had the HST for over two years now. We have another year to go. Surely living with it for two additional years to save $1,500,000,000 would make sense.

Rod Sharpe

Qualicum Beach