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4 April 2009

HST will add costs for Ontario Boaters

If Ontario institutes a 13% HST 'harmonized tax' by combining the 8% PST (provincial sales tax) and the 5% GST (good and services tax), it will cover a range of services previously exempt from PST. Ontario boaters will start to pay an extra 8% on these costs: dockage, winter storage, mast stepping, haulout, holding tank pump out, fuels, surveys, legal and brokerage fees. Add up your bills and multiply by .08 - a cruiser using marina services will pay hundreds of dollars of additional tax. (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Newfoundland already have HST. Alberta has no sales tax.)

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At April 27, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We will also pay an extra 8% for the fuel we use in our boats, cars, etc.

That is huge.


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