Sales tax in Ontario, Canada?

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  1. Faux Carnival macrumors 6502a

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    Hi guys, Apple Store Canada's site says that iPhone 4's price is $659. Is there an additional sales tax to the price?

    So, if I walk in an Apple Store in Toronto, what will the final price be? Thanks.
     
  2. nukem170 macrumors member

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  3. goosnarrggh macrumors 68000

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    Ontario has signed on to the HST, and the current combined federal and provincial rate currently sits at 13%.

    As well, I believe Ontario has an electronics waste recycling levy of $0.10 for cellular and paging devices.

    I expect the final price would be $744.78.
     
  4. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    i concure we pay 13% sales tax in ontario I never heard of this electroics tax but i wouldnt be surprised we get bent over the table by our government for taxes
     
  5. walie macrumors 6502a

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    It pays for our Socialist Healthcare and Death Panels :p:p
     
  6. trekkie604 macrumors 65816

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    Ask guys from Europe how much their tax rate is ;)
     
  7. chestvrg macrumors 65816

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    Do you know if they sell them factory unlocked? If so I'm going up there from Florida and just buy a round trip to Toronto buy it the same day and come back on a weekend to Miami and have a factory international unlock iPhone :) please let me know?
     
  8. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    yes the apple stores in Canada have factory unlocked phones
     
  9. kenypowa macrumors 6502a

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    Just to be safe, remember to activate it in store. It *might* not be unlocked if you activate it with an AT&T SIM card.
     
  10. chestvrg macrumors 65816

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    Thank you so much. I'm buying a reservation ticket for Miami - Ontario for the month of July so I can go buy me my factory unlocked iPhone 5 or 4GS and I'll make sure to activate it in the store with my AT&T SIM.
     
  11. Scope1230 macrumors member

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    Dont expect to get iPhone 4gs or 5 in July unless u line up like a day before it is released
     
  12. jdaniel macrumors 65816

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    And Canada does not always have the same release dates as the US especially for the unlocked ones at the Apple store. I don't want to rain on your parade but yeah not that straight forward.
     
  13. testcard macrumors 68030

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    Here in the UK Value Added Tax (VAT) is 20% :eek:
     
  14. goosnarrggh macrumors 68000

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    I've done some more research. The Ontario Government has mandated that the recycling fee must be levied by every consumer electronics retailer doing business in Ontario. (That includes online retailers who also have operations in the province, such as Apple.) Different fee categories apply for different types of electronics, and it really is $0.10 for cell phones.

    However, it is up to the individual retailer to decide whether to charge the fee directly to the customer, or else to absorb the fee into their own internal operating cost and profit margin calculations (in which case the effect of the fee would already be reflected in the sticker price).

    Since it's up to each retailer to decide whether to charge the recycling fee separately, or to hide the fee within their existing price structure, it's difficult to say for sure how it will be handled by any given local shop in Ontario. You'll have to ask them about it.

    http://www.ontarioelectronicstewardship.ca/faqs/consumer_retailer.html
     
  15. Avro macrumors regular

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    20% - and I've lived here and in Ontario and you get a heck of a lot more for your 13% in Ontario than you do here (but the beer is better here and winters not so horrible). :)
     
  16. rioja macrumors regular

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    Not to mention Canada usually gets limited supply for initial release. And they go fast!!
     
  17. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Damn, what a rip off.
    That's on everything you want to buy or just electronics and computer stuff?
     
  18. trekkie604 macrumors 65816

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    There were crazy long lines for my unlocked iPhone 4. I ordered one online the day it was available in Canada and received it before I could find one in-store...
     
  19. goosnarrggh macrumors 68000

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    In general, in a Canadian province that uses HST, the tax applies to every product that is sold to a resident of that province, no matter where the retailer is physically located, and every service that is consumed within the province.

    (Except, businesses that do less than $30000 in sales quarterly, are not required to become HST-registered businesses, and non-registered businesses do not have to collect HST from their customers. But if a business owner does not register, then they cannot claim input tax credits to refund the HST they paid on their own raw materials.)

    However, certain categories of products may be eligible for a reduced rate, they may be rated at zero percent, or they may be be exempt from the HST entirely. Products that are eligible for a reduced or zero rating vary from province to province, and may include certain essential products such as food ingredients (but not necessarily prepared foods), home energy, children's clothing, etc. The "full" HST ranges from 12% to 15% depending on what province you live in.

    In provinces that have not signed up for the HST, a different value-added tax, the GST, applies at 5%. Again, there are reductions in the tax rate for certain essential products. (Such provinces may levy a separate sales tax of their own in addition to the GST.)
     
  20. Avro macrumors regular

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    Value added Tax (VAT) is 20% in the UK on most goods although food and books are 0% (except eBooks which are 20%). Cars are considered a luxury item and incur at 25% tax. Mind you on the Continent you can pay up to $5,000 for an annual license (road tax) for your 4X4.

    We have to buy a TV licence each year here also and that is about $220. However having lived for years on both sides of the pond the TV here is pretty good and I don't begrudge the licence fee.
     
  21. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    you get used to getting ripped off :p
     
  22. Avro macrumors regular

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    It's either the government or big business. You still get ripped off. :mad:
     

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