The "Tax Exempt Status" Card
(issued by International Humanity House)

Update: Paul Ricci's Challenge to CCRA using the defense as prepared by Daneil Lavigne for International Humantiy House participants is very interesting indeed. To read the details of what happened on November 8th, 2001, click here...

The "Tax Exempt Status" card is now available from The Nousury Network for $169 (13x13) ("usury-bearing" Canadian Funds) or $104 ("usury-bearing" Canadian Funds) and 5 hours of "usury-free" time currency valued at 13 eco$ per hour.

From this fee of $169. an amount of $78 ("usury-bearing" Canadian Funds) is sent directly to Daniel Lavigne who enters each new carhholder into the database for International Humanity House and issues the Registration number and $26. is sent directly to the person in British Columbia who now produces the professional "Tax Exempt Status" card which closely resembles our the driver's licences issued by our respective provinces. When ordering your "Tax Exempt Status" card please forward a photo (colour or black and white) of yourself and a clear copy of your black ink signature on a piece of white paper with your payment. Remember, use a black pen.

The Nousury Network earns 5 hours of "usury-free" time currency which is equivaent in value to $65.00 (Canadian Funds) since one hour of "usury-free" time currency is equivalent to $13.00 ("usury-bearing" Canadian Funds.) If you have not yet created your own "usury-free" time currency account then The Nousury Network will accept payment in $65.00 ("usury-bearing" Canadian Funds) To create your own "usury-free" time currency account follow the instructions at this URL: www.cyberclass.net/letsbuild.htm .

Any persons who wish to market the card are invited to express an intent to market the card for part "usury-bearing" Canadian funds and part "usury-free" time currency when they order their card from The Nousury Network.

I am still recommending that those who choose to market the "Tax Exempt Status" card gift a small portion of any earnings and/or tax savings to the person who introduced them to the "Refusetax" mission as engineered by International Humanity House.

When TCN's referrals market the card I recommend that they keep the integrity of the mission by following the model and encouraging their referrals to do likewise. This duplication process will ensure that everyone who is pro-active in the mission will be fairly rewarded for their efforts.

For those who wish to order their "Tax Exempt Status Card" please forward $169 ("usury-bearing" Canadian Funds and/or a combination of "usury-free" time currency) to: The Nousury Network, P.O. Box 9333, Ottawa, Ontario K1G 3V1. The Nousury Network will contact you with details of how and when your card will be delivered.

When presenting the card to be honoured I find it best to ask for a manager before I make my purchases. I carry a copy of the court document T2020-88 with me in case I have to refer to it, though this rarely is the case. I present the card saying: "I am requesting you to honour this "Tax Exempt Status" card for exemption of both PST and GST when I make my purchase at your cash register." This avoids long hassles and waits in line. BUT do remind the clerk that the cards exempts you from both PST and GST because too many clerks have made an error and only exempted me from PST. Even though it is clearly stated on the card, it is very unusual to be exepmt from GST and therefore because of previous conditioning they tend to just record the purchase as being PST exempt and then they have to correct their mistake. This entails calling the manager and causing wasted time for all parties.

Though I have had the court document T2020-88 with few managers have requested to look at it. To date there has been little resistance by merchants about accepting the "Tax Exempt Status" card. I do not argue with those who refuse, I simply post their refusal in the list below. All others are posted as honouring the "Tax Exempt Status" card.

As of this present date the following retail stores have honoured the "Tax Exempt Status" card when presented by myself, Tom-J: Kennedy: The listings in red have declined to accept the "Tax Exempt Status" card. Those of us who are promoting and using the "Tax Exempt Status" card always invite the owners/managers of the businesses who decline to accept the card to fully inform themselves of the mission behind the card. Some owners/managers change their minds after they become aware and decide to accept the card. Until they inform us of their new decision their respective businesses will be listed in red as a decline. Any owner/manager is invited to forward an email to: tom@cyberclass.net to advise us of their change of mind.

1. The Cyberclass Network
    P.O. Box 9333
    Ottawa, Ontario
    K1G 3V1
    Date first used: April 14, 2000
    Person who authorized acceptance: Tom-Joseph:Kennedy

2. Staples (Business Depot)
    2016 Ogilvie Rd. Unit 9
    Gloucester, Ontario
    K1J 7N9
    Date first used: April  14, 2000
    Person who authorized acceptance: Joyce
   
3. Giant Tiger
    400 McArthur Ave.,
    Ottawa, Ontario
    Date first used: April 14, 2000
    Person who authorized the card: Mr. Craig
    * The Giant Tiger cash register is a cadillac. It has three options for
     "Tax Exempt Status" cards: Native, Ambassador & Other. The Manager
     instructed the clerk to enter the sale under "other." I watched and wondered
     who else gets to qualify for tax exemption under the heading of "other?"

(a) Canada Post Office - FIRST REFUSAL
      Main Terminal
      Riverside Dr, & Alta Vista Dr.
      Ottawa, Ontario
      Date of refusal: April 18, 2000
       Person who refused: (Clerk on duty)
      * The clerk on duty at the front desk on refused to honour the card. He
       suggested that I pay the PST & GST and submit the receipt to the
       Ontario and Federal Government to reclaim the tax. I declined to purchase
       my stamps there. Instead I went to the Postal Outlet in the next listing. :)

    
4. Canada Post (Postal Outlet)
    1559 Alta Vista Dr.
    Ottawa, Ontario
     K1G 0E0 
     Date first used: April 18, 2000
     Person who authorized the card: Rinaldo
   
5. Nates Deli
    316 Rideau St.
    Ottawa, Ontario
    Date first used: April 22, 2000
    Used again: May 6, 2000
    Person who authorized the card: (no name given)
   
6. Fairweather
   
Rideau Centre
    50 Rideau St., Unit 269
    Ottawa, Ontario
    K1N 9J7
    Date first used: April 22, 2000
    Person who authorized the card: John Kitcher
    * John Kitcher asked how he could get a card??

7. Christina Movie Depot
    89C Montreal Rd.,
    Vanier, Ontario
    K1C 8E1
    Date first used: April 24, 2000
     Person who authorized the card: Sultan

8. Christina Copy Centres
     89C Montreal Rd.,
     Vanier, Ontario
     K1C 8E1
     Date first used: April 24, 2000
     Used again May 6, 2000
     Person who authorized the card: Cathy

9.  Staples
     403 Bank St.,
     Ottawa, Ontario
     K2P 1Y5
     Date first used: April 25, 2000
     Used again May 6, 2000
     Person who authorized the card: Mike

10. Harvey's Restaurant
      216 Elgin St.,
      Ottawa, Ontario
      K2P 1L7
      Date first used: April 27, 2000
      Person who authorized the card: (no name given)
      *The clerk at the cash register was able to get the cash register to
       show a PST exemption BUT it would not show the GST exemption
       so she entered the sale and then simply gave me back the $.24 (GST).
     
11. Mags & Fags
      254 Elgin St.,
      Ottawa, Ontario
      K2P 1L9
      Date first used: April 27, 2000
      Person who authorized the card: (no name given)
      * The clerk at the cash register could not get the computer to accept the
      Tax Exempt Status number so he creatively calculated backwards by
      having me pay the $8.97 price on the magazine cover by listing it as
      "general merchandise." He still entered the PST and GST but on the
      price of $7.80 so that the GST at $.55 + the PST at $.62 when added
      together totalled $8.97. It amazes me how creative clerks can be as they
      seek ways to honour the card.
      *The second clerk - who was listening to our conversation asked how she
       could get a card. I passed along to her a copy of "The Nousury Chapter
       in THE WHOLE STORY."

12. Derringer's Restaurant
      99 Montreal Rd.
      Vanier, Ontario
      K1L 6E8
      Date first used: April 29, 2000
      Person who authorized the card: (no name given)
      * A number of people who were in attendance at the "TCN Circle Gathering"
       at the Howard Johnson Express Inn walked across the road to Derringer's
       Restaurant for lunch and all who carried a card had it honoured as PST & GST
       exempt.

13. Howard Johnson Express Inn
       112 Montreal Rd.
       Vanier, Ontario
       K1L 6E6
       Date first used: April 29, 2000
       Person who authorized the card: Brian
       * When the Brian, the manager issued the bill to TCN for room rental for the
       "Circle Gathering" he did not charge any taxes.

(b) Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (SECOND REFUSAL)
      133 Greenbank Rd.
      Nepean, Ontario
      K2H 6L3
      Date of refusal: May 1, 2000
      Person who refused: Janice McCoy (Legal Advisor for OCDSB)
      * In a letter dated May 1, 2000 Janice McCoy wrote: "Please be advised that the
      Ottawa Carleton District School Board will NOT be amending your "status" and will
      continue to deduct income tax from your bi-weekly pay cheques." This letter was in
      response to my letters of April 13th and 24th wherein I requested my employer to honour
      my "Tax Exempt Status" card and stop withholding income taxes from my pay cheque.
      Read Janice McCoy's Letter by clicking here.  

14. Haskal's Licensed Dining Lounge
      150 Montreal Rd.
      Vanier, Ontario
      K1L 8H2
      Date first used: May, 3, 2000
      Person who authorized the card: (no name given)
      * While I explained the mission of the "Refusetax" movement to the evening manager
      the people listening while I was talking were nodding their heads in agreement indicating
      their endoring of the plan to withhold taxes from our government as a moral statement.

15. Bellepros
      1444 St. Catherine St. W.
      Montreal, P.Q.
      H3G 1S6
      Date first used: May 4, 2000
      Person who authorized the card: (no name given)
      * With, my son and my novice card carrier - in training - listening, I explained tthe mission of
      the card to the afternoon manager and expressed my desire to have him honour it for the
      purchase of food. He willingly accepted the card and openly endorsed the "Refusetax" mission.
      He invited my novice card carrier to come back and explain the full details about the card on Monday,
      May 8, 2000.

16. Atout Price Depanneur
      180 St. Jacques
      Ville St. Marie, P.Q.
      Date first used: May 4, 2000
      Person who authorized the card: (no name given)
      * The cashier/owner looked at the card when I presented it and asked him to honour it. I simple
       explained that I do NOT pay GST & PST according to the statement on the back of the card.
       He rang in the items I purchased and he did not charge me GST nor PST.

(c)  Tim Horton's (THIRD REFUSAL)
       Hwy 416 & Principale St.
       Cassleman, Ontario
       Date of refusal: May 5, 2000 @ 12:15 AM
       Person who refused: (The baker in the back room)
        * When I presented the cashier with the card she looked at it completely
        baffled. I explained the details briefly. She relpied that she would need the
        manager's approval and that he was not there. Then she went to the back
        room. When she returned she said: "The baker said I could NOT accept
        this card." I smiled and bought coffee and cookies and paid the taxes. I
        told her that I'd be back to see the manager next time I travelled the 416.

17. Carlton Cards
      1200 St. Laurent Blvd.
      St. Laurent Shopping Centre
      Ottawa, Ontario
      Date first used: May 10, 2000
      Person who authorized the card: (no name given)
      * I purchased two cards and the cashier graciously accepted the card when I
      presented it. She took my name and the card number and I paid no GST &
      PST.

18. Lacroix Sports (Ottawa) Ltd.
      44-2450 Lancaster Rd.
      Ottawa, Ont.
      K1B 5N3
      Date first used: May 10, 2000
      Person who authorized the card: Frank

19. Top Chef
     
2450 Lancaster Rd. Unit 32
      Ottawa, Ontario
      K1B 5N3
      Date first used: May 10, 2000
      Person who authorized the card: Mike

20. Canadian Tire
      
Richmond Rd.
       Bells Corners, Ontario
       Date first used: May 10, 2000
       Person who authorized the card: (no name given)

21. Canadian Tire
      45 Dufferin St.
      Perth, Ontario
      K7H 3A5
      Date first used: May 12, 2000
      Person who authorized the card: (no name given)

22. ArtPark
      263 Wellington St.
      Toronto, Ontario
      Date first used: May 13, 2000
      Person who authorized the card: (no name given)

23. Express/Tim Horton
      120 Montreal Rd.
      Vanier, Ontario
      Date first used: May 15, 2000
      Person who authorized the card: (no name given)

24. Promise, Perfection, Satisfaction
      167 Laurier Ave. E.
      Ottawa, Ontario
      Date first used: May 15, 2000
      Person who authorized the card: (no name given)

25. Rainbow Natural Foods
      1487 Richmond Rd.
      Ottawa, Ontario
      Date first used: May 16, 2000
      Person who authorized the card: (Jessica)

(d) Harvey's (FOURTH REFUSAL)
      6966 St. Jacques St. W.
      Montreal, P.Q.
      Date of Refusal: May 16, 2000
      Person who refused the card: (no name given)
     
* When I presented the card to the cashier he explained that his
      cash register was not equipped to withhold GST and/or PST.
      We talked to him about the card and he said that he would read the
       information if we dropped him off an envelope.

(e) Lindsay Kelsey's (FIFTH REFUSAL) after first accepting....
     330 Kent St.
     Lindsay, Ontario
     K9V 4T7
     Date of Refusal: May 19, 2000
     Person who refused the card: (Dave - the Manager)
     * I presented the card to the waitress to request if Kelsey's would
      honour the card. She took it away and returned and answered that
      indeed they would honour the card. Our party of three ate lunch and
      I had already paid the bill when Dave, the manager came by our table.
      He explained that he had called a "government official" and that he had
      been told NOT to honour the card. I answered that if he really insisted that
      I pay the taxes that I would oblige. He responded that since we had already
      paid the bill he would not collect for this time. Then I asked if I should list
      Lindsay Kelsey's as accepting or refusing the card. He said that unfortunatley
      I would have to list is as a Refusal. And so here it is.

26. Shoeless Restaurant
      Dixie Rd.
      Mississauga, Ont.
      Date first used: May 19, 2000
      Person who authorized the card: (no name given)

27. New Edinburgh Pub
      1 Beechwood Ave.
      Ottawa, Ontario
      Date first used: May 22, 2000
      Person who authorized the card: ( no name given)
      * Though the waitress only exempted the PST I am listing The New Edinburgh Pub
       as accpeting the card. I will point out clearly the next time that I am exempt from both
      PST & GST.

28. Mike's
      305 Boul. Brunswick
      Pointe Claire, Quebec
      Date first used: May 27, 2000
      Person who authorized the card: Pascale

(f)  Hotel Sheraton Laval (SIXTH REFUSAL)
      Hwy 15 & Hwy 440
      Laval, Quebec
      Date of Refusal: May 27, 2000
      Person who refused the card: (no name given)
      * The waitress did not want to take the time to find out if the administration would
      honour the card.

29. Elgin Street Diner
      374 Elgin St.
      Ottawa, Ontario
      K2P 1N1
      Date first used: May 27, 2000
      Person who authorized the card: Chris
      * Chris only exempted me form PST. Is seems that you really have to insist to waiters
      and waitresses that you are also exempt from GST.

30. The Keg Manor
      529 Richmond Rd.
      Ottawa, Ontario
      Date first used: May 31, 2000
      Person who authorized the card: Mike
      * Mike only exempted me form PST. He explained that I could only be exempt from
      PST. I was enjoying a meal with my family to celebrate my "changing of career" so I
      was not prepared to challenge him on the issue. There will be another opportunity.

31. The Gap
     
1200 St. Laurent Blvd.
      St. Laurent Shopping Centre
      Ottawa, Ontario
      K1K 3B8
      Date first used: June 6, 2000
      Person who authorized the card: (no name given)

32. The Grillman
      111 Colonnade Rd.
      Ottawa, Ontario
      Date first used: June 7, 2000
      Person who authorized the card: (no name given)

(g). Reubens Restaurant & Deli (SEVENTH REFUSAL)
     
1116 St. Catherine West
      Montreal, Quebec
      H3B 1H4
      Date of Refusal: June 11, 2000
      Person who refused the card: The Manager

33. La Favourita
     
211 McArthur Ave.
      Vanier, Ontario
      Date first used: June 17, 2000
      Person who authorized the card: Goran

34. Blockbuster Video
      520 Montreal Rd.
      Ottawa, Ontario
      Date first used: June 18, 2000
      Person who authorized the card: (no name given)
      The cashier at Blockbuster Video could not get the cash register to deduct the GST
      so he just exempted me from the PST. Anyways it goes on the list as accepting the card.

35. Renouf Publishing Co. Ltd.
      711/2 Sparks St.
      Ottawa, Ontario
      K1P 5A5
      Date first used: June 23, 2000
      Person who authorized the card: (no name given)
      I purchased the book "Ontario Civil Law Practice 2000" and I paid neither GST nor PST.

36. Staples/Business Depot
      2016 Ogilvie Rd., Unit 9
      Gloucester, Ontario
      K1J 7N9
      Date used again: August 2, 2000
      Person who authorized the card: John
      After having been refused at the Staples/Business Depot on Bank St. I went to the Ogilvie Rd.
      store and made a large printing order for $274. I asked if the clerk if he would honour the card.
      When he answered, "Yes," I immediately asked him if I could pay in advance. He then calculated
      the bill and I paid NO GST or PST. I picked up the order on August 3, 2000 without incident.

(h). Future Shop (EIGHTH REFUSAL)
      Ogilvie Rd.
      Gloucester, Ontario
      Date of Refusal: August 2, 2000
      Person who refused the card: The Manager

( i ) Country View Motel & R.V. Camping Resort (NINTH REFUSAL)
     
4569 London Line Rd.,
      R.R. No. 1
      Wyoming, Ontario
      NON 1T0
      Date of Refusal: August 4, 2000
      Person who refused the card: Vicky 

37. Staples/Business Depot
      2016 Ogilvie Rd., Unit 9
      Gloucester, Ontario
      K1J 7N9
      Date used again: August 10, 2000

      Person who authorized the card: I did not write down the name of the clerk.
      This time I purchased a box of photocopying paper. The clerk accpeted the card
      BUT she only exempted me from PST. By the time I realized that she had only
      exempted me from PST she was already dealing with the next customer so I didn't
      challenge her on her error.

38. Smart Set
      St. Laurent Shopping Centre
      Ottawa, Ontario
      K1K 3B8
      Date first used: August 10, 2000
      Person who authorized the card: No name given
      I purchased $139.00 worth of clothing and I presented the card and I was exempted
      from both PST and GST.

39. Rockin' Johnny's Diner
     
1133 St. Laurent Blvd.,
      Ottawa, Ontario
      K1G OZ7
      Date first used: August 10, 2000
      Person who authorized the card: No name given
      Before ordering our food I inquired if they would recoginze my exempt status card.
      The waitress returned  told us that indeed they would when they calculated our bill.
      When we paid the bill she calulated it with the taxes, then she subtracted 15% and
      we just paid for the food.

40. Staples/Business Depot
      2210 Bank St.
      Ottawa, Ontario
      Date first used: August 11, 2000
      Person who authorized the card: No name given
      This was the first time that I had presented the card at this Staples/Business Depot store.
      When I was paying for my purchase I told the clerk that I was exempt from both PST &
      GST. She simply recorded the number from the card and exempted me. No questions, no
      debate. I find it so very interesting to get different reactions from different clerks and managers
      at the various Staples/Business Depot stores.

41. Barley Mow Pubs
      1060 Bank St.
      Ottawa, Ontario
      Date first used: August 11, 2000
      Person who authorized the card: No name given
      When I presented the card and explained that I was exempt from both GST & PST the waitress
      simple deducted the tax from the bill which she had already made. Of course, the waitress always
      gains when this happens, 'cause I tip her extra for saving what I would have paid in taxes.

42. Harvey's
      1265 Donald St.
      Ottawa, Ontario
      Date first used: August 12, 2000
      Person who authorized the card: No name given
      The cashier simply deducted the tax and I paid for the food only.

43. Nickel's Restaurant
      25 Woodbine Downs
      Etobicoke, Ontario
      Date first used: August 13, 2000
      Person who authorized the card: Head Office in Montreal
      Approximatley 20 participants with International Humanity House who were attending Dave
      Lindsay's seminar at Rolltech Industries adjourned for lunch at Nickel's Restaurant. When the
      card was presented for "tax exempt status" the manager decided to call the heads office in Montreal.
      When we returned for dinner at 6:00 PM we were all told that Nickel's would honour our "tax exempt
       status" cards.
     
44. Budget Car & Truck Rentals Of Ottawa
      938 St. Laurent Blvd.
      Ottawa, Ontario
      Date first used: August 14, 2000
      Person who authorized the card: Chris
      I requested that I be exempted from both GST and PST for my car rental and
      they complied - no questions asked.

45. Staples/Business Depot
      1585 Merivale Rd.
      Nepean, Ontario
      Date first used: August 17, 2000
      Person who authorized the card: No name given
      I purchased an order of office supplies totalling $91.04. When I asked the clerk to honour
      my "Tax Exempt Status" card she willingly complied without even calling for "the manager."

46. Royal Oak
      161 Laurier Ave.,
      Ottawa, Ontario
      Date first used: August 17, 2000
      Person who authorized the card: No name given
      I requested the waitress to honour my "Tax Exempt Status" card and she willingly
      complied.

(j) Lone Star Cafe (TENTH REFUSAL)
     780 Baseline Rd.,
     Ottawa, Ontario
     Date first refused: August 18, 2000
     Person who refused the card: General Manager, Andrew Sayer
     When I requested the waiter to honour the "Tax Exempt Status" card he took the card
     to show the General Manager - who came to our table and explained that he had never
     seen this card before and that only Natives had "tax exempt status." I asked him if he intended
     to honour my "Tax Exempt Status" card and he said: "No." I listened to him and offered to
     bring him back some information about the card. He passed me his business card and agreed to
     examine the information whenever I bring it to him. I will return.
     Read part of my email communication with Andrew Sayer by clicking here.  

47. Canadian Tire
      2010 Ogilvie Rd.,
      Gloucester, Ontario
      K1J 8X3
      Date first used: August 18, 2000
      Person who authorized the card: No name given
      I purchased camping equipment and presented the card and expalined that I was exempt from
      both PST and GST. The cashier simply pushed the "exempt" key and keyed in the details thereby
      exempting me from both PST & GST.

(k) West 49 (ELEVENTH REFUSAL)
     
110 Place d'Orleans
      Orleans, Ontario
      K1C 2L9
      Date first refused: August 18, 2000
      Person who refused the card: Rosalie Young
      The clerk telephoned 1.905.688.8415 Ext.21 to ask about honouring the "Tax Exempt Status" card.
      Rosalie young advised the clerk that she could not accept the card.

48. Boston Pizza
      1055 St. Laurent Blvd.,
      Ottawa, Ontario
      K1K 3B5
      Date first used: August 18, 2000
      Person who authorized the card: The Manager, Joe Bouchi

      When I showed the card to the waitress she looked at it briefly and told me that indeed she
      would honour the "Tax Exempt Status" card when she made the bill. Later she took the card to
      Manager. When she returned with the bill the PST was exempt BUT the GST was still included.
      I asked to speak to the Manager. I explained that I was exempt from both PST & GST. He simply
      told me to deduct the rest of the tax and pay for the food and drinks only. It always amazes me how
      different managers find creative ways to honour the card.

49. Express Audio Visual
      1239 Newmarket St. Unit 8
      Ottawa, Ontario
      K1B 5N6
      Date first used: August 19, 2000
      Person who authorized the card: Madeline
      When I reuqested Madeline to honour my "Tax Exempt Status" card she willingly
      complied. Madeline also asked me to bring her some information about International
      Humanity House.

50. Nickel's Restaurant
      710 St. Catherine St.
      Montreal, Quebec
      Date first used: August 20, 2000
      Person who authorized the card: The Manager
      While having lunch with two other participants with International Humanity House we asked
      that our "Tax Exempt Status" cards be honoured. The Manager honoured the cards and
      asked that we sign our names on the bill.

51. Hard Rock Cafe
      1458 Rue Crescent
      Montreal, Quebec
      H3G 2B6
      Date first used: August 20, 2000
      Person who authorized the card: Darlene
      We three participants with International Humanity House dined at the Hard Rock Cafe
      and again our "Tax Exempt Status" cards were honoured with no questions asked.

(l) Chapters Store 761 (TWELFTH REFUSAL)
    
2735 Iris St.
     Ottawa, Ontario
     K2C 3Z7
     Date of First Refusal: August 21, 2000
     Person who refused the card: Rebecca
    
When I presented my "Tax Exempt Status" card for the purchase of two books the cashier
     summoned Rebecca who told me that NOBODY was exempt from GST that she knew of.
     She added that there was no PST on books so therefore Chapters Store 761 earns this
     place as the twelfth business which has refused to accept the "Tax Exempt Status" card.
     Rebecca did say that she would look at some information about International Humanity
     House and the "Tax Exempt Status" card if I brought it to her. I will do that.

52. Nickel's Restaurant
      128 George St.
      Ottawa, Ontario
     
Date first used: August 21, 2000
      Person who accepted the card: No name given
      After ordering food I presented the "Tax Exempt Status" card. The waiter took it and when
      he came back with the biil it showed neither PST nor GST. As usual, the waiter wins in these
      situationd for s/he gets a greater tip since I do  NOT pay any taxes.

53. Singing Pebble Books
      202a Main St.
      Ottawa, Ontario
      K1S 1C6
      Date first used: August 21, 2000
      Person who accepted the card: No name given

54. Riverside Pub
     
3673 Riverside Dr.
      Ottawa, Ontario
      K1V 1G8
      Date first used: August 22, 2000
      Person who accpeted the card: No name given

55. Reimer Express lines Ltd.
      1890 Bantree St.
      Ottawa, Ontario
      K1B 5M8
      Date first used: August 22, 2000
      Person who accepted the card: No name given

56. Hertz Car Rentals
     
St. Laurent Blvd. & Ottawa Airport
      Ottawa, Ontario
     
Date first used: August 23, 2000
      Person who accepted the card: No name given.
      When I showed the card to the clerk at the St. Laurent office on August 14th she indicated that indeed Hertz
      would honour my "tax exempt status." The clerk at the Airport likwise willingly accepted the card when I returned
      the car on August 23rd.

(m) Buffet Vichy (THIRTEENTH REFUSAL)
      985 Boulevard St. Jean
      Banlieue Ouest - Montreal, Quebec
      Date of First Refusal: September 4, 2000
      Person who refused the card: Paolo - The Manager
      When I presented the card to "Johnny" the waiter he was willing to accept it BUT he
      took it to Paolo - The Manager for approval. Paolo declined to accept the card claiming
      that he had never seen one like it before.

(n) Discount Car & Truck Rentals (FOURTEENTH REFUSAL)
     908 St. Laurent Blvd.
     Ottawa, Ontario
     K1K 3B3
     Date of First Refusal: September 5, 2000
     Person who refused the card: Sean Burke - The Manager
     When I rented the car on September 2, 2000 I presented the card to the office clerk
     and explained that the card exempted me from paying both PST and GST. He wrote the
     number on the contract and indicated that there would be no problem with Discount honouring
     the card when I returned the car. When I returned the car on September 5, 2000, Sean Burke -
     The Manager declined to accept the card. He seemed fearful that he would be responsible for
     the taxes if CCRA challenged the validity of the card. He asked who he could call in the government
     for approval. I told him to call whomever he wished. He decided not to call anyone and he declined to
     honour the card. I passed him this URL and invited him to visit and read about the card.

  

(o) Staples/Business Depot (FIFTEENTH REFUSAL)
    
2016 Ogilvie Rd. Unit 9
     Gloucester, Ontario
     K1J 7N9
     Date of Refusal: September 8, 2000
     Person who refused the card: Joyce !!
     Joyce was the person who first accepted the card on April 14th, 2000 at this very same Staples
     store on Ogilie Rd. Though other Staples/Business Depot stores have been refusing the card today
     was the first time that this particular Staples/Business Depot has refused the card when presented by
     myself. Joyce made a statement about Revenue Canada advising Staples/Business Depot NOT to accept
     the card issued by International Humanity House when the clerk asked her about how to key in the transaction.
     The Staples/Business Depot stores are really very inconsistent with their rules about the card.

57. Double Deckers Pub/Market Diner
     
62 William St.
      Ottawa, Ontario
      K1N 7A3
      Date first used: September 8, 2000
      Person who accepted the card: Simeon
      I presented the card before the waiter made the bill and explained that I was exempted from both
      PST & GST. When the waiter brought the bill there was no taxes to pay. As usual the waiter got a
      bonus tip.

58. Rock Junction
     
151 Rideau St.
      Ottawa, Ontario
      K1N 5X4
      Date first used: September 8, 2000
      Person who accepted the card: Ghulam
      I was shopping with my daughter who purchased Doc Marten shoes. I presented the card to the clerk for
      my tax exemption. The clerk sent another clerk to the office to ask the president if he would accept the card.
      The clerk returned a few minutes later and the clerk at the cash processed my purchase with no PST and no
     GST.

59. Electrolux Canada
     
621 Centre St.
      Vanier, Ontario
      Date first used: September 15, 2000
      Person who accepted the card: Corey
      Corey willingly accepted the card. He took a photocopy and deducted the GST and PST.

60. Smart Set
      St. Laurent Shopping Centre
      Ottawa, Ontario
      Date first used: October 8, 2000
      Person who accepted the card:  No name given
 
61. Kornell's Towing (Refusal request by Bill  20 months after - Read details on the email below.)
      50 Bentley Ave.
      Nepean, Ontario
      K2E 6T8
      Date used: October 12, 2000
      Person who accepted the card: No name given
      Date that I was requested to change the
listing from the black listing (acceptance) to a red listing (refusal) July 10, 2002.            See email:

----- Original Message -----
From: Bill < dotcomsolutions@rogers.com>
To: tom@cyberclass.net
Sent: Wednesday, July 10, 2002 2:25 PM
Subject: Remove Kornell's

Yes please change the status to red, because Kornell's charges the applicable g.s.t on all towing, towing services are always exempt from the p.s.t

62. Metcom
      50 Mcintosh Dr. Suite 112
      Markham, Ontario
      L3R 9T3
      Date first used: October 15, 2000
      Person who accepted the card: No name given

(p)  Melacom Primary Connections (SIXTEENTH REFUSAL)
       P.O. Box 9150
       Don Mills, Ontario
       M3C 3X3
       On December 3, 2000 I mailed a cheque to Melacom (minus the PST & GST) with an explanation of
       why I was not paying PST & GST. I included a copy of the Tax Exempt Status card. This was the second
       time that I had mailed a cheque to Melacom (minus the PST & GST). Since Melacom had ignored my first
       letter of explanation while Metcom had honoured my Tax Exempt Status card I explained that I was
       terminating my contract with Melacom and moving all of my long distance business with Metcom. On December,
       Friday, December 8th, 2000 Lenny from Melacom telephoned me and left a message. He explained that there
       had been some complications whereby Melacom had charged me some taxes when apparently they were not
       supposed to do so. He explained that Melacom was agreeing to credit me with the taxes that they had wrongly
       charged me for. He was looking to discuss what it would take for me to come back with Melacom. He asked
       me to call him at 1.877.777.6352 to further discuss the situation. I did not return the call as I am pleased with
       Metcom's decision to honour the Tax Exempt Status card and I have decided to keep all of my long distance
       business with Metcom.

63. The Greek Texan
     
3235 Lakeshore Blvd. West
      Toronto, Ontario
      Date first used: December 11, 2000
      Person who accepted the card: No name given
     
64. Discover Communications Inc.
     
939 Eglinton Ave. E. Unit 106
      Toronto, Ontario   M4G 4E8
      Date First Used: January 12, 2001
      Person who accepted the card: No name given

65. Pasta Casareccia
      5849 Sherbrooke Ouest
      Montreal, P.Q.
      Date First Used: March 1, 2001
      Person who accpeted the card: No Name given

66. Boston Pizza
      1055 St. Laurent Blvd.
      Ottawa, Ontario
      Date first used: March 9, 2001
      Person who accepted the card: The Manager "Joe" *

On March 9, 2001 at approximately 9:00 PM Dave Lindsay and myself went to the Boston Pizza at 1055 St. Laurent    Blvd., Ottawa, Ontario. After we had finished eating I presented my Tax Exempt Status card to the waitress. She took   the card to show the "Chef Manager" who was in charge. The waitress returned saying that the "Chef Manager" would not accept the card. I asked to speak to the "Chef Manager" - Hanan. She explained that Boston Pizza was no longer accpeting the Tax Exempt Status card issued by International Humanity House. Then Hanan suggested that she could offer me a 10% discount on the food and drink instead of accpeting the Tax Exempt Status card. I declined emphasising that it was not the money BUT the principle of not supporting a government that "participates in plans and preparations that are based on a will and capacity to use nuclear and other weapons of mass murder." I suggested that since I was not willing to pay any taxes that she telephone the manager and/or the police. Hanan called the manager and then she came and asked me to speak to the manager. I talked with the manager on the telephone. I explained why I refused to pay the taxes. The manager explained how CCRA came to his business and intimidated him into agreeing NOT to accept the Tax  Exempt status cards. After 10 minutes of discussion I insisted that I was not paying the taxes on the principle espoused on the back of the card. I invited the manager to come to the Boston Pizza and call the police to settle our dispute. Then he asked to speak to the "Chef Manager" again. The "Chef Manager" agreed to accept our payment for the food and drink and she asked for my business card, which I gave to her. I had told the Manager that I would sign the receipt and leave my telephone number so that CCRA could contact me rather than threatening to collect the taxes from Boston Pizza. I  paid her the exact amount of the bill $34.55. Then I went to the waitress and asked her for change for a $20 bill so that I could offer her a tip. She gave me the change and I tipped her $5.00 - an amount that was more than the taxes. Dave Lindsay and myself bid them a friendly thank you and good night and departed from Boston Pizza.

67. Excel Telecommunications (Canada) Inc. (Seventeeth Refusal)
    
P.O. Box 11601
      Centre Ville Branch
      Montreal, Quebec
      H3C 5S9
      Date of first refusal: July 5, 2001
      Person who refused the card: no name given

I mailed my payment to Excel Telecommunications (Canada) Inc. on July 5th, 2001 minus the GST & PST. I included the following letter of explanation.

"As a member of International Humanity house I am tax exempt - that is exempt from PST and GST. I have enclosed a copy of my tax exempt status card complete with my Registration numberT2020-88-14341

For your information I have also enclosed a copy of the April 12, 2001 billing from my previous long distance carrier which clearly shows that they - METCOM - honoured the tax exempt status card, as neither GST nor PST was added to my bill.

I am fully trusting that Excel Telecommunications (Canada) Inc. will likewise honour the tax exempt status card as issued by International Humanity House.

I have been telling many people about the great long distance services offered by Excel Telecommunications (Canada) Inc. and these people are likewise carrying tax exempt status cards issued by International Humanity House. Many of us have been using METCOM for long distance services as METCOM has always honoured our tax exempt status card.

When I assure them that Excel Telecommunications (Canada) Inc. is likewise an honourable company which respects and honours our commitment to the mission of International Humanity House and thereby honours the tax exempt status card (copy enclosed) then you can be assured of thousands of new long distance customers.

If you have any questions contact me by telephone 1.613.746.9702 or email: tom@cyberclass.net

Excel did not respond to this letter nor to a follow up letter dated August 31st, 2001. In the meantime, I simply subtract the GST and PST from the monthly bill and make payment for only the long distance service. It is now October 1st, 2001 and I have forwarded payment for my latest bill with the following notice: www.cyberclass.net/exceloct12001.htm and this letter: www.cyberclass.net/exceletter.htm

On October 31, 2001 I forwarded another Notice to Excel Canada which you can view at this URL:
www.cyberclass.net/excelnotice.htm Still no response from Excel as of November 9th, 2001. I continue to deduct the GST & PST and pay only for the long distance service which I use.

I received a letter from Excel on November 13th, 2001. To read Excel's response click
here ...

Then I received a notice threatening to terminate my long distance service. Read the letter and my response. Be sure to click on all of the links to get all of the information: www.cyberclass.net/excelthreat.htm

As of this date, April 8th, 2002, Excel has not yet cut off my long distance service and I have not paid any PST nor GST. The outstanding amount remains on my monthly bill and I always deduct the GST and PST and pay only for the service which I use.

68.  A Greek Restaurant (Eighteenth Refusal)
     
Richmond Hill, Ontario
       September, 21, 2001

I did not pick up a business card from this restaurant and I have forgotten the name of the restaurant BUT the story is worthy of sharing. Myself, another IHH card holder and a third party met at this Greek restaurant for lunch. When I presented the Tax Exempt Status Card to the waiter and explained that I pay only for the food and drink and I do NOT pay either PST nor GST, he took the card and went off to communicate with the manager. The manager came to the table to talk with us while the waiter waited and listened within hearing distance. After 10 minustes of sharing why by myself and the other IHH card carrier use the Tax Exempt Status Card, the manager shrugged his shoulders and repeated that he could not accept the card. Being short of time, I made a decision to pay the tax this time rather than pursuing the issue. As we paid the waiter, he explained that he had been listening while we talked with the manager. He took the card again and re-read the information on the back. Then he looked at us and said: "I admire your mission. More people in Canada should take a stand like you do." I left him my business card and told him that he could do just that. I have not heard from him since.

69. Renouf Publishing Co. Ltd.
      711/2 Sparks St.
      Ottawa, Ontario
      K1P 5A5
      Date first used: June 23, 2000
      Date used again: October 3, 2001
      Person who authorized the card: (no name given)
      I purchased the book "Starve The Beast - Join The Canadian Tax Revolt by J. William Pfeiffer. I presented   my Tax Exempt Status ID card and I paid neither GST nor PST.

70. Bell Canada (Nineteenth Refusal)
     
Consumer Sales & Service
      690 Second Line E.
      Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
      P6B 4K3
      Date first refused: Way back in the spring of 2000
      Person who refused the card: No Name Given
      Current Date: November 9, 2001

The Bell Canada story goes back to the early summer of 2000 when I first enclosed a copy of my Tax Exempt Status Card with my bill payments wherein I deducted the PST & GST. I provided an explanation and website referrals. I am paying Bell Canada for local service for two telephones and for a toll free number. I always send in the payments in separate envelopes so that there is a greater chance of more than one person reading the information. During the past year, someone from the Bell Canada office in Sault Ste. Marie has called and left messages on three occasions. These messages can be summarized by saying that they always regretted that Bell Canada could NOT honour the Tax Exempt Status Card and that I would have to pay the GST & PST.

On a sunny day in ealry June 2001, I was at home when a person from Bell Canada called again. This was the first time that I had someone connect with me. I politiely lisened to a similar message saying that Bell Canada could not accept the card and that I would have to pay the PST & GST. I explained why I was not going to pay the PST & GST. Then I asked for a supervisior. Apparently no one is the capacity of supervisor was available at that time. Then I explained to the person that I was collecting evidnece to prepare for an eventual court challenge with Bell Canada and that I would need a written letter from Bell Canada, signed by a person in a supervisory position, stating the reasons why they could not honour the Tax Exempt Status Card. Then I hung up the phone.

To read the letter from Bell Canada dated June 18th, 2001 click here. Note that there is NO signature, only Bell Canada  and a secretary's initials "ks"

I responded with a Letter To Bell Canada on July 5th, 2001. To read that letter click here. Bell Canada has not responded to my letter of July 5th, 2001. I continue to deduct the cumulative monthly GST & PST and I always pay for the service which I consume. As of this date, November 10th, 2001, the amount of cumulated GST & PST not paid on my three Bell Canada bills is $270.

I forward an accompanying letter to Bell Canada with every monthly bill payment. The October 31st, 2001 letter can be read by clicking here.

Every month I enclose an explanation for the record and I often add additional hand written notes. To view a monthly explanation and read my notes for October 31, 2001 click here.

Thanks to Michel Trottier for preparing an initial generic document to be presented to any business by anyone who carries a Tax Exempt Status Card. I have adapted it and I submit it to Bell Canada on a monthly basis. Read it by clicking here.

As of this date, April 8th, 2002, Bell Canada has not yet cut off my long distance service and I have not paid any PST nor GST. The outstanding amount remains on my monthly bill and I always deduct the GST and PST and pay only for the service which I use.

71 Primus Canada
     P.O. Box 5860
     Markham Industrial Park
     Markham, Ontario
     L3R 5J4

I have been forwarding information to Primus Canada and deducting the PST & GST from previous bills. When I received the bill for the end of October, Primus had adjusted the bill and deducted any outstanding accumulated PST and GST. Read my response to Primus by clicking here.

72. Hotel Le President
      3535 King Quest
      Sherbrooke, QC
       J1L 1P8
       Tel: 1.819.563.2941
While travelling in Quebec on January 24th, 2002, I presented my Tax Exempt Status card at Hotel Le President in Sherbrooke, Quebec. The desk clerk accepted the card and photocopied the card.

73. Beechwood Motel
      18620 Rt. 2 Wicklow
       Florenceville, NB
       E7L 4G9
While travelling in New Brunswick on January 25th, 2002, I presented my Tax Exempt Status card at the Beechwood Motel in Hwy 2 en route to Fredericton. The desk clerk commented that he had never seen such a card and he declined to accept it.

74. The Link Publication Society Inc.
     
1455 de Maisonneuve Quest, H-649
      Montreal, Quebec
      H3G 1M8
     
Date first refused: April 8th, 2002
      Person who refused the card: Paul - Business Manager (he wouldn't give his last name on the telephone)

I placed an advertisement in The March 15th, 2002 issue of the Link Publication at Concordia University. The advertisement was to promote a meeting at Concordia on March 23rd, 2002 where myself, John C. 'The Engineer' Turmel and Guylaine Saint-Pierre Lanctot were talking about avoiding 'usury' by using our own 'usuryfree' time currency.

When I received the bill I mailed a cheque on April 4th, 2002 in the amount of $47.00 to cover the cost of the advertising service. I deducted the PST and GST and included documentation to explain why I do NOT pay GST and/or PST. On Monday, Paul (he wouldn't give his last name) - the Business Manager for The Link Publications Society Inc. telephoned me re: the issue of unpaid PST and GST. Details of our conversation is posted at this URL: www.cyberclass.net/linkltr.htm

With previous knowledge that Concordia students had already demonstrated that they were ready and willing to be supportive of activism that exposes The New World Order I wrongfully assumed that the students who are in charge of The Link weekly publication would be very supportive of the mission to stop supporting the insanity of war. But not so!! They too are trapped by fear of losing their non-profit status if they do not keep supporting the New World Order war machine and all of the related insanity. Too bad - hopefully other university publications will be more supportive of the Detax/Untax/Refusetax Movement.

75. Akran Networks
    
  2141 Thurston Dr.
       Ottawa, Ontario
       Date first used: July 2, 2002
       Person who accepted the card: No name given

The card was accepted for computer repairs. 
     

This list to be continued ......

    As of this date, October 8th, 2002 my experience using the "Tax Exempt Status" card has
    been an exciting adventure indeed. There is much support from the business community
    in general. Business owners who see the card are amazed when they hear of the grassroots
    "TaxRefusal" Movement. I expect that every small and medium sized business owner will
    be asking to be listed in a Directory that can be available to everyone who is carrying a
    "Tax Exempt Status" card. Note that some businesses choose to anonymously honour the
    card by discounting the price so that it includes the GST & PST at the advertised price.
    Very creative people indeed. Participants with International Humanity house are invited to
    spend their money at those businesses which honour the card and avoid those businesses
    which have REFUSED the card, until they inform themselves that they ought to be following
    the "Rule of Law" and honouring the cards.


    Dave Lindsay and myself visited some people from the area around Milford, New Hampshire
    during the week of August 14th 'till August 17th, 2000. We talked about the "Tax Exempt Status" card
    and how we are using it in Canada. There definitely was some interest in discussing how they could
    use the card in the state of New Hampshire. I suggested that I would invite Daniel Lavigne to come
    with me to New Hampshire at a future date and explain how they could indeed adapt the card to
    exempt people in New Hampshire from the tax on food as there is no sales tax in New Hampshire.

    Many, many business owners continue to comment that they are fed up with taxes. Many business
    owners complain about being offered a mere pittance for their work on preparing tax records for the
    various levels of government. Because they are paid so little for their "collection work" some have
    even threatened to file suit against the government for involving them in "slave labour."

     Michael Adams, the Sales Manager at Staples/Business Depot, at 403 Bank St. Ottawa,
     Ontario advised me on June 13th that he had received a fax from the head office in Toronto
     advising him to be careful when accepting Tax Exempt Status cards. Though Michael told me
     this he did accept the card again - one more time..... As of the first week of July 2000,
     Staples/Business Depot has been refusing to accept the Tax Exempt Status card from
     myself and from other card carriers in the Ottawa area. On July 31st, 2000 I again asked for
     Michael Adams when I entered Staples/Business Depot. I explained to him that Michael
     Megma's card had been accepted at a Staples/Business Depot in Toronto on July 26th. He
     answered that the manager there had made a mistake and that he would not accept the card
     for my purchase. Many other  Staples/Business Depot retail stores continue to honour the
     card.

     Is is interesting indeed that the "Tax Exempt Status" card was accepted at the Staples/Business
     Depot on Ogilvy Rd. in Gloucester and at the Staples/Business Depot store at 2210 Bank St.
     and the Staples/Business Depot on Merivale Rd. after having been refused at the other Bank St.
     store.

     Other participants with International Humanity House are invited to forward businesses which have
     honoured their respective "Tax Exempt Status" cards and I will add them to my growing database of
     businesses which are choosing to honour the cards.

    To read the full details about the "Tax Exempt Status" card click here.....

    To read the Statement of Claim re: T2020-88 click here .......
 
    To read Robert-John: Jackson's (Regina, Saskatchewan) Statement of Claim click here

    To read the statement of Claim filed by Daniel Lavigne on March 15, 2000 click here ....

    To read about Detective Ku's conversation with myself (Tom J. Kennedy) on Tuesday,
    July 18th, 2000 click here .....

    To read about the Toronto Meeting on Wednesday, July 26th, 2000 click here ...

   To read about Andre Lavoie's experience with the Laval Police click here .....

    To read The Statement of Claim to be used when police officers or others act against the law click here ....

    To read and help us to build a Directory of natural persons who are supportive of the "Untax/Detax/Refusetax"
    Movement, click here ...

   To read about the August 23rd Demonstration on Parliament Hill click here ...

    To read the article from The Ottawa Citizen on January 2, 2001 click here...

    To read my NOTICE To EXCEL TELECOMMUNICATIONS (CANADA) INC. click here... (You are invited to adapt this NOTICE and forward it to any enterprise from which you purchase any service or product. Thanks to Michel Trottier for creating the first draft of this NOTICE.)

To read about the threat by EXCEL TELECOMMUNICATIONS (CANADA) INC to cancel my long distance service because I am refusing to pay the PST and GST click here ...

To read about Paul Ricci's challenge to CCRA click here...

     Learn about The NoUsury Network and The NoUsury Revolution ....

"There is no shame in not knowing; the shame lies in not finding out." - Russian Proverb
"Disarmed people are mass murdered, armed people die one by one" Think about it ....