On February 21, 2023 Bill 61, Making Psychotherapy Services Tax-Free Act was introduced into the provincial legislature for its first reading. The Bill’s aim is to remove the unfair tax treatment levied against Registered Psychotherapists who are the only regulated mental health professionals that have to charge their clients 13% HST.
Since the pandemic, there has been an increased need for mental health care in Ontario. An additional HST charge makes it difficult for people to get help. Political parties aside, your support is essential to getting this unfair tax removed, and to ensuring better health care for all Ontarians.
Here’s what you can do:
- Learn more from the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals
- Support the Making Psychotherapy Services Tax-Free Act
- Encourage your local MPP to vote for the Private Member’s Bill
- Spread the word on social media
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