The Parks and Campgrounds Owners’ Association of Alberta represents the interests of private campground owners in Alberta for the betterment and support of the Camping and RV Industry.

The Association is a member of the Canadian Camping and RV Council, the national advocacy voice of campgrounds across Canada

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The Parks and Campgrounds Owners’ Association of Alberta promotes a thriving and vibrant RV & Camping Industry based on collaboration and advocacy with other Private Provincial Campgrounds Associations across Canada, RVDA of Alberta, Go RVing Canada and the Canadian Recreational Vehicle Association.

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Canadian Camping and RV Council and Camping in Ontario meet with MPs in Ottawa

Although the matter is far from resolved, some 1,760 Canadian campgrounds received welcome news in early December when it was learned government officials are recommending to reverse the Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA) decision to rescind the small business tax deduction for private campgrounds. It’s a somewhat complicated matter, but basically earlier this year CRA decided campgrounds with fewer than five full-time employees would no longer qualify for the small business tax deduction. This sudden re-interpretation by CRA effectively increases the potential tax burden to a campground from about 15% to 48%-52%.

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