Why?

Why oh why did Translink get rid of their tax incentive if you bought a bus pass you would be able to write some of it off for your travels to work and they axed it. They said not enough people use it. Fuck off corporate greed. They got rid of the free transit on Sundays for people with bus passes it keeps going. They will keep taking perks away and we won't stand up for it. I don't even use the bus pass but my brother did and he is really irked by it. It was 10 bucks off a month you could write off your taxes and they took it away. What a bunch of heartless jerks. Talk about greed that did not even affect them. I can't fucking believe it. It pisses me off because last year I got a bus pass for a month in May and got to write it off. Never again.

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CRA

Oct 22, 2018 at 8:45am

Got rid of that tax cut after the Feds cancelled it due to it being heavily subsidized already.
Translink had nothing to do with it.
Full disclosure I drive much more enjoyable.

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Focus kiddo

Oct 22, 2018 at 9:06am

Translink had nothing to do with creating or removing the tax incentive. The Conservatives brought it in (who knows why - I always liked to pretend it was a gift to me for my environmental responsibility but of course that would NEVER have been Harper's reason) and the Liberals removed it (again - go figure). Also, Translink offered the Sunday benefit to pass holders at a time when Sundays were under-subscribed by transit users. That is no longer the case and the transit system has seen steady ridership growth so there is not a business case for them to continue to offer the benefit. Translink is not a charity.

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Anonymous

Oct 22, 2018 at 10:48am

They lied to you. It was axed because of the $10 billion transit plan.

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Ummmm...

Oct 22, 2018 at 12:10pm

Translink did nothing (nor could they - it's got nothing to do with them). CRA eliminated the tax credit after June 2017. Your rage is misplaced.

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Helps if your employer helps

Oct 22, 2018 at 2:25pm

I get a monthly bus pass from work. A taxable benefit meaning I pay 30% or so of it only so out of pocket I pay $40 for a $128 monthly pass. Every bit counts, thank you Work.

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Anonymous

Oct 25, 2018 at 1:40pm

tjank Justin
he axed the Tax Incentive

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