If a person purchases a designated item at a retail establishment or through the Internet, the retailer would automatically provide the purchaser with the point-of-sale rebate, crediting the 7% B.C. component of the HST and only collecting the 5% federal component of the HST on that item.
Here is the complete list of all goods and services which prices have been increased due to the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) introduction in British Columbia. Before all the products from this list were not subject to 7% PST (or 5% GST for some of them).
Price increase for some of the products and services is ridiculous, as they are the part of healthy living. They just fall in the same list with cigarettes!
This information will help consumers and retailers understand what goods will be eligible for the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) point-of-sale rebate.
Consumers will not be required to pay the Ontario component of the HST (8 per cent) on goods that qualify for the point-of-sale rebates.
I had terrible experience with DHL delivery. It was a gift voucher ordered from US to be delivered in Toronto, Canada – pretty small envelope about 25×15 cm. It took almost three weeks!
We are pleased to share the letter from one of the Trueler’s courteous readers – Natalia.
This was “One-Hour Portraiture Session and CD with Five Retouched Images from Andrea Smith Photography ($825 Value)”. It was absolutely unprofessional and unethical.
I have received regular Rogers bill for internet services in the beginning of July expecting increase of 8% for it. I thought GST and PST lines in the bill will be just substituted with HST line.
But to my surprise the Rogers internet bill contains all three taxes: HST, GST, and PST!
It happened on the parking lot of grocery supermarket. One tall man of about 40 years old appeared from nowhere and asked for help starting with the phrase:”Can you help me please? I’m not a beggar!”. Then he continued:
– My car got stuck out of fuel on the road.
– I left my wife and children there.
– I need some gas to put in the car.
These three are the most important items in the list affected by the new tax reform in Canada. These are not luxury products, these are first-necessity goods or essential goods. We can’t live without electricity, heating and gasoline nowadays. And our government decided that it is OK to increase prices for essential goods by 8%.
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.
Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) has been introduced in Canada on July 1, 2010 – exactly the date when people across the country celebrate Canada day. The “celebration” started on June 30 evening commute with very long lines of cars at gas stations trying to save 8% off the gas price which run up by 8% up to $1.04/liter on July 1 due to tax reform in Canada