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  • Removal of HST from psychotherapy services

    Posted by Sara Dimerman, Founder of Refer To Me on May 19, 2022 at 8:36 pm

    Did you know about Bill 120 which supports the removal of HST from charges for the services that Registered Psychotherapists provide? In an email to their members (I am one of them), Jane Alway, President of the OAMHP (Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals), wrote about Bill 120 which was brought forth by MPPs Jill Andrew and France Gelinas on April 28th 2022 . Jane writes that “While the Bill did pass first reading, owing to the official start to the provincial election, the Bill will not move forward. It is possible to reintroduce a Bill after an election and OAMHP will continue to advocate for the removal of HST for services provided by RPs.”

    Does this impact you? Want to know more about getting involved? Let me know and I can send you more details

  • 3 Replies
  • Steven Butler, M.Ed, LCT-C, CCC

    Member
    May 28, 2022 at 9:05 pm

    I’d love to know more about this. Being a RP, LCT, RCT, CT, etc and having the HST be required is yet another barrier for mental health care services. All mental health workers should be advocating for this removal!

    • Sara Dimerman, Founder of Refer To Me

      Member
      May 30, 2022 at 7:40 pm

      Hi. Are you a member of the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals? Even if you’re not, you can go to their site to find more info on this. If you can’t see anything, let me know

  • Sara Dimerman, Founder of Refer To Me

    Member
    December 4, 2022 at 6:37 pm

    Here’s updated info from the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals

    The OAMHP is pleased to support a national campaign that launched on September 20th to encourage the federal government to remove GST and HST on on services provided by psychotherapists and counselling therapists.

    There are now over 10, 000 signatures!

    To learn more about the campaign and to lend your support, please visit http://www.taxfreetherapy.ca. <wbr style=”background-color: var(–bb-content-background-color); font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; color: var(–bb-body-text-color);”>To sign the petition click here: https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-4126

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