Resolved Taxes in Apple Store in Canada

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  1. Tex-Twil, Jan 27, 2016
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    Tex-Twil macrumors 68020

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    Hi,
    I'm visiting Vancouver next week and I would like to get a iPad mini 4. I'm not familiar with the tax system in Canada and my question is if the price of the iPad is $439, how much will I actually pay it in the Apple Store?

    ps: I'm not talking about the Europe import tax payed on the boarders. Just about the local taxes

    cheers,
    Tex
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    I've just notices that the Apple Store has a estimated tax calculator:

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    Bag Subtotal $439.00
    Free Shipping $0.00
    Estimated Tax $52.68
    Total $491.68
    
     
  2. joeblow7777 macrumors 68040

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    Every province has slightly different taxes. Try Googling sales tax in British Columbia. I live in Ontario, and here it's 13%.

    Also, I assume you know that it will come with a North American charger.
     
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  4. canuckRus, Jan 27, 2016
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    Combined BC provincial tax (7%) and Canada sales tax (5%) = 12%
     
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    The total you posted with tax included is correct. $491.68
     
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    I live in Vancouver. Total taxes are 12%. That's 5% GST and 7% PST. Don't forget to check the Canadian prices on Apple products as they are more expensive than the US.
     
  8. canuckRus, Jan 27, 2016
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    My error. Should be:
    British Columbia PST(7%) + GST(5%) = 12% TOTAL
    As of April 1, 2013, the HST rate no longer applies in British Columbia.
     
  9. MartyCan macrumors 65816

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    Depends on what currency you are coming from though. US is strong against many while CAN is weak. Might actually make it better for someone shopping with Euros. (No, I have not done the math, just saying it could be.)
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    Not aiming to nitpick but you have them reversed. GST is only 5%.
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    ....and don't forget, foreigners who make purchases in Canada have the ability to apply for a refund of the taxes paid after they leave the country. I don't know the process but could be an option.
     
  10. canuckRus macrumors 6502

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    You are of course absolutely correct re: GST & BC provincial tax rates

    "If you are a non-resident visitor to Canada, you cannot claim a rebate of the goods and services tax/harmonized sales tax (GST/HST) that you paid for all purchases made in Canada. The visitor rebate program for GST/HST was replaced on April 1, 2007, with the Foreign Convention and Tour Incentive Program (FCTIP). A non-resident visitor to Canada may be eligible to claim a GST/HST rebate on certain purchases related to conventions or for tour packages under the FCTIP."

    OP appears to be in Europe.
     
  11. MartyCan macrumors 65816

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    I did not know that program had been shut down canuckRus. Thanks for adding that.
     
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    Was formerly in the hotel business. Rebates of course enthusiastically requested when offered.
     

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