The Canadian Taxpayers Federation is slamming the Provincial government’s new off-road vehicle registration system.
BC Director Jordan Bateman says it’s become a bureaucratic nightmare.
“They’ve taken the proverbial sledgehammer to kill the fly and now people are being forced to find the old bills of sale, track down the people they bought these things from years ago, pay provincial sales tax on machines they may have owned for several years,” he says, “none of that is necessary in order to ‘protect the public.'”
He says back taxes some owners have to pay are costing some families big bucks.
Bateman says it’s gotten so bad many groups that initially backed the program are pulling their support.