Ontario Campgrounds Seek Tax Relief
Municipalities should be doing more to reduce the tax burden on private campgrounds, instead of trying to pry more tax dollars from them.
That is from the president of the Ontario Private Campground Association, Mark Lowell, according to the Bayshore Broadcasting News Centre, Owen Sound, Ontario.
Lowell said on Nov. 1 that as a result of excessive municipal taxation – many private campground owners are opting to get out of the business. Lowell said that in many cases, those campgrounds are being converted into condominium developments.
Lowell said the loss of the private campground will have a long-term negative impact on the local economy.
He said studies show that RVers and weekend campers spend vast amounts of money in municipalities on shopping and entertainment.
He said excessive taxation is probably one of the reasons that there has not been one new private campground opened in Ontario since 1999.