HST kicks in Canada Day – drives up prices

HST kicks in Canada Day - drives up pricesOntarians expecting some immediate price hikes on Canada Day when the new harmonized sales tax comes into effect scrambled to make their last-minute purchases Wednesday hoping to save on the cost of gasoline at the pumps. With only half a tank of gas, Toronto film technician Dean Ford made sure to fill up before the HST set in Thursday and adds another eight per cent to the cost of a…

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HST Arrives in Ontario

HST Arrives in OntarioWell, actually it doesn’t start until July 1st, 2010 but knowing about this new tax is just as important as its announcement.  The HST tax, or Harmonized Sales Tax (combining the GST & PST together into one tax) is Ontario’s answer to the mess of the having these two separate taxes for so long. Complaints have already begun about how our costs will be going up. For some people it…

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