Mission gives to St. Joseph’s food bank

District council has found a way to circumvent a tax law loophole that wouldn’t allow it to waive nearly $16,000 in development fees for a charitable food bank.

Under the Local Government Act and Community Charter, churches like St. Joseph’s Catholic Church on Seventh Avenue are statutorily exempt from development cost charges (DCC) if council has granted a permissive tax exemption.

But because the food bank isn’t technically within the place of worship, it isn’t allowed to waive the $15,764.05.

By Adrian MacNair, Mission City Record
Published: July 08, 2011 1:00 PM
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