December 17, 2010 - The 2010 Revenue Options consultation report was released today.
This year’s discussion centered on two specific options: a carbon tax and a hotel tax. As in the previous roundtables, participants representing business, labour, non-profit, community and Aboriginal government organizations met to discuss the issues and made recommendations to the Minister of Finance, J. Michael Miltenberger.
While delegates expressed support for a municipal hotel tax, their opinion on the carbon option was mixed, acknowledging that its complexity would require more detailed work and further consultation with stakeholders.
“The 2010 discussion is not intended to drive changes for the upcoming 2011 Budget, but instead, it sets the stage for future direction and further research,” said Minister Miltenberger. He indicated that the Department of Finance would collaborate with other GNWT departments to continue work on a carbon tax and its implications.
The report on the 2010 Revenue Options consultation can be found on the Department of Finance website: www.fin.gov.nt.ca.
For more information, contact:
Department of Finance
Tel: (867) 920-6436