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Looks like the 'net is about to go with sales taxes.<br><br><br><br>
I find this interesting because if I went into a Brick'n'Mortar store and purchased something, I walk out of the place with my goods immediately, and without shipping charges, and pay the sales tax accordingly.<br><br><br><br>
By purchasing online, I trade the convenience of immediate possession of the goods (and pay the sales tax) with waiting anywhere from 1 to 6 weeks plus a shipping and handling fee.<br><br><br><br>
In the end, I think this would cost a consumer more for the same product and thereby, stifle online sales.<br><br><br><br><a href="http://zdnet.com.com/2100-1104-983636.html" target="_blank">http://zdnet.com.com/2100-1104-983636.html</a>
 

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i thought we did pay taxes online <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/huh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":confused:"> at least i think i was charged the regular gst and pst when i bought cd's
 

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LF: ONLY if you are purchasing from somewhere that has an outlet in your area/region/province, etc.<br><br><br><br>
You know, Ontario residents please add 7 or 8% PST.... that kind of thing.<br><br><br><br>
I have yet to pay GST/PST or HST for online purchases. FYI, here in the East we pay a harmonized sales tax instead of individual GST+PST for store bought goods.
 

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oh, i didn't know that. but i did know about the harmonized tax out there, though i'm not sure how much it is.
 

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HST is 15%... but its a single tax. Where you are, I think the PST is 8%? So, when you make a purchase, you pay the retail price plus 8% sales tax and THEN the GST of 7% is applied to the new price, thereby assessing a new tax on a tax that has already been applied. Gov't has quite a racket going don't they?
 

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umm i don't think so, we pay 15% with the two taxes combined.
 

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You might want to check into it.... the last time I was in Ontario, about 4 or 5 months ago, I made a small purchase in the Yorkdale Shopping Centre and and saw on my receipt the retail price and PST subtotalled and then GST applied to the subtotal to give me the total price.<br><br><br><br>
Price: $XXX.XX<br><br>
PST: X.XX<br><br>
Subtotal: $XXX.XX<br><br>
GST: X.XX<br><br>
Total: $XXX.XX<br><br><br><br>
I was not impressed.
 

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i dunno, i'm pretty sure. maybe the store you went to was ripping you off
 

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That could very well be. I know when I saw the recipt I was not exactly impressed cause the way it was set up, you were paying tax on tax.
 

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yeah i've never seen that before so i think they were ripping you off, or their cash register was set up wrong or something
 

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I filled out my taxes online yesterday, and when doing my state taxes (Indiana), they have a section that asks you to list EVERYTHING you've bought online from a different state. Every book, movie, magazine, shoe, whatever, you have to list it on your taxes. You have to list the date of purchase and the amount. And then you have to pay tax on all those purchases (6% in Indiana). Yeah, right. Like I was going to spend 15 hours figuring out everything I've bought online over the past 12 months and list them all on my taxes. Is there anyone that actually does this?!
 
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