Let me assure you that our members stand ready to lend their substantial expertise and experience to assist the government in implementing a workable, harmonized
The purpose of our approach is to free the Department's and TEI's representatives from the constraints of a hyper-technical or polemical submission in order to facilitate a meaningful dialogue about the opportunities and challenges of adopting and administering a harmonized
federal and provincial consumption tax system.
TEI is mindful that significant political, fiscal, and administrative hurdles must be surmounted to satisfy the provinces' concerns in respect of a fully harmonized
consumption tax system.
Finance advised that, if the federal and provincial systems were harmonized
, the provincial systems would likely be adapted to the federal system.