Complete list of goods and services affected by 13% HST in Ontario

Here is the complete list of all goods and services which prices are affected by the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) introduction in Ontario on July 1, 2010. Before all products from this list were not subject to 8% PST (or 5% GST for some of them). Most of them are used on daily basis by us, and the new reform causes extra spend of thousands of dollars per year. Many goods and services are really essential in our lives…

  • Electricity – up 8%
  • Heating (Natural Gas, Oil, etc.) – up 8%
  • Gasoline – up 8%
  • Dry Cleaning Service – up 8%
  • Internet Access Services – up 8%
  • Home Maintenance or Repair Services (Electrician, Plumber, Carpenter, etc…) – up 8%
  • Landscaping – up 8%
  • Lawn Care – up 8%
  • Private Snow Removal – up 8%
  • Hotel Rooms – up 8% (or 3%, if previously taxed with 5% PST)
  • Taxis – up 8%
  • Campsites – up 8%
  • Air Travel – up 8%
  • Rail Travel – up 8%
  • Boat Travel – up 8%
  • Bus Travel – up 8%
  • Magazines by Subscription – up 8%
  • Home Renovations – up 8%
  • Private Resale of Car – up 5% (GST was not paid before)
  • New Homes over $400000 – up 8%
  • Real Estate Commissions – up 8%
  • Massage Therapy Services – up 8%
  • Vitamins – up 8%
  • Green Fees for Golf – up 8%
  • Gym and Athletic Membership Fees – up 8%
  • All the lessons even for children (Swimming, Ballet, Karate, Hockey, Soccer, Trampoline, etc.) – up 8%
  • Theater Tickets – up 8%
  • Rental Fees (skates, skis, etc.) – up 8%
  • Fitness Trainer – up 8%
  • Hair Stylist/Barber – up 8%
  • Manicures, Pedicures, Facials, etc. – up 8%
  • Funeral Services – up 8%
  • Legal Fees- up 8%
  • Cigarettes and Other Tobacco – up 8%
  • Nicotine Replacement Products – up 8%
  • Hunting and Fishing Licenses – up 8%

Given information has been taken from the broshure “What changes and what doesn’t change under the HST” which the Government of Ontario sent to ontarians.

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