Home Depot is one more big retailer that overcharges customers by 8% in Ontario and 7% in British Columbia for some products. And these products are… can you try to guess?!… Books!!! Yes, books which are always exemption from any PST. Books must be taxed only with 5% GST portion of HST.
Sears did not carefully review the full exemption list, reading only headlines of the law. Some products are still overcharged by 8% in Ontario and 7% in BC. The exemption list is not more than one page for each province! Why Sears could not allocate enough resources to properly fix tax issues?! They left this responsibility on customers again! But many buyers are not aware of the entire list in details, and Sear just grabs more money due to “mistake”.
Trueler has recently received a complaint on Green Cricket online store (greencricket.ca) from one of our readers, who ordered some personal and baby care products.
When shipment arrived, one of the items was not delivered. They told by phone that is was out of stock, but they did NOT issue any refund for this item!
They apply 13% HST tax to diapers, feminine hygiene products, and baby clothes which is illegal.
Green Cricket (greencricket.ca) applies 13% HST taxes on everything to be delivered in Ontario and 12% for BC! They illegally and probably intentionally overcharge many items by 8% in Ontario, and by 7% in British Columbia. Beware of this place! Probably they are cheating on quality of the products as well!
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