Archived - Government Supports Families With New Health-Related Tax Relief

March 18, 2014 – Burnaby, British Columbia – Department of Finance

Minister of State for Seniors and Richmond MP Alice Wong, along with Vancouver South MP Wai Young, on behalf of Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, today highlighted the Harper Government’s support for families through new health-related tax relief.

They were joined by John Lee, Task Chair of the Canadian Coalition of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Associations.

Economic Action Plan 2014 proposes a number of measures to reduce the tax burden on Canadians, including health-related tax relief such as an exemption from the Goods and Services Tax/Harmonized Sales Tax (GST/HST) on acupuncturists’ and naturopathic doctors’ professional services. Changes to the tax treatment of these services and other GST/HST health-related measures announced in Economic Action Plan 2014 became effective on February 12, 2014.

This tax relief builds on the Harper Government’s record of keeping taxes low for Canadians and their families.

Economic Action Plan 2014 proposes measures that will expand health-related tax relief by:

Marie Prentice
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Finance
613-996-7861

Jack Aubry
Media Relations
Department of Finance
613-996-8080

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