Outside-of-B.C. owners push back against proposed speculation tax

Posted by Michael La Prairie on Monday, March 12th, 2018 at 10:11am.

Cindy Meston was born and grew up in Abbotsford and Vancouver, and bought her downtown Vancouver condo 19 years ago.

She estimates she uses it for about five months a year when she returns from Austin, Texas, where she lives and works as a professor. Three months in the summer. One month at Christmas. Another during spring break.

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And there begins her reasoning, and a range of others as well, against what the B.C. NDP government is proposing with its so-called speculation tax.

They each have varying details of background and residence, when they bought and what they own, how much and why they use their property.

Continue reading  Outside-of-B.C. owners push back against proposed speculation tax at Vancouver Sun Website

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