blackbird Posted November 25, 2022 Report Share Posted November 25, 2022 After noticing that there appeared to be no carbon tax rebate on my bank statements, I decided to dig into it a little and find out how the rebate process works in B.C. I read the information on the BC government website where it says the rebate is called "BC Climate Action Tax Credit" and it is paid by the CRA (Canada Revenue Agency) along with the GST credit four times per year or quarterly. Reading the BC government website I learned that the full rebate goes to couples with the lowest combined income and above a certain annual income, the rebate is reduced a certain amount. This still did not explain why I did not see any deposits from the CRA in my bank account in the past year. So I decided to phone the CRA and find out how it works. I was surprised and somewhat amazed to learn that the BC Climate Action Tax Credit and the GST credit are deposited in the spouse's account with the lowest income. This surprised me because that would mean, in many or most cases, the payments are made to the wife or female partner in a common law relationship because that is probably the person with the lowest annual income in most cases. What is bizarre about this is the fact that most of the carbon taxes would have been paid by the spouse with the higher income. That would normally be the man who puts the gas in the vehicle, pays for the utility bills, pays the property taxes, pays for the rent or mortgage, and buys the groceries. So why is the BC NDP sending the rebate to the spouse's bank account with the lowest income? The answer I would speculate has to do with the NDP ideology of income redistribution or Communism. This makes no sense at all since the spouse with the higher income pays most or all of the bills and paid the carbon taxes to begin with. This is what I found out unless someone finds that I am wrong, this is the latest information I determined. There is also the fact that the size of the BC Climate Action Tax Credit is reduced for those with a higher net family income even though the persons with the higher income are likely the ones who pays far more of the carbon taxes than a family on a lower income. Again using Communist ideology to pay the rebate. The October 2022 and January 2023 government grant to compensate for inflation will also be paid to the spouse with the lower income as it is added to the BC Climate Action Tax Credit. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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