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Old 06-26-10, 12:48 AM
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Should I have been charged PST??

Hey,

So I bought 2 kona dew drops. One for my girlfriend and one for myself. I was charged $850 CAD each for them in Ontario. I was under the impression anything under $1000 for a bike was PST free until the new HST kicks in (july 1st) but I was charged PST on the bikes (an extra $140 I wasn't expecting!). Is this correct or should I have not been charged PST??? If I should not have been charged PST what can I reference to get this money back since its a decent amount of money!

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Old 06-26-10, 06:10 AM
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IIRC that is under $1000 total purchase price. Buying two $850 CDN bikes puts you over the $1000 PST ruling. I -could- be wrong on this however buying them each individually you should not be charged PST and should ask them for the PST back.

I hope that helps.




EDIT:

https://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/brows....jsp?locale=en and check the WEEKLY FLYER area as it states under $1000 reference there. I'm trying to find the .gov reference. Remember anything .gov is goverment top level website domain so it's coming from the horse mouth as they say.

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A point-of-sale exemption is provided for bicycles purchased between December 1, 2007 and December 31, 2010. Bicycles include tricycles and unicycles. The exemption is available on the purchase of new or used bicycles that have a purchase price of $1,000 or less.
https://www.rev.gov.on.ca/en/notices/rst/61.html

I think you're in a grey area with the purchase of both bikes on the same bill unless you can get confirmation IN WRITING from the .gov that bikes purchased under $1000 but the total of the bikes purchased exceeded $1000 due to multiple sub-$1000 bikes purchased on the same bill.

I am very interested in this as well.

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Old 06-26-10, 10:20 AM
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I actually have them charged on two separate bills so I think I should be able to get the PST back for sure. I wasn't even thinking about the PST when I got them on separate bills either, it was because my credit card limit wasn't high enough to buy them both at once! Thanks for the info
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