Comment 112679

By KevinLove (registered) | Posted July 08, 2015 at 21:58:59

I just checked with the Government of Canada website at:

An excerpt from page 27.

Employer-provided parking is usually a taxable benefit for an employee, whether or not the employer owns the lot. The amount of the benefit is based on the fair market value of the parking, minus any payment the employee makes to use the space.

So yes, school board employees should be paying income tax and CPP and EI contributions on their taxable benefit of employer supplied car parking.

Perhaps we should make complaints about this. Every dollar of tax that these car drivers are not paying has to be made up for by the rest of us.

And, as has been demonstrated by the article, even the pittance that car drivers have to pay for car parking in Hamilton has the effect of deterring car driving to work. Perhaps having car parking added as a taxable benefit to their T4 will have a similar effect of discouraging car driving.

Comment edited by KevinLove on 2015-07-08 22:03:27

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