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# Bell bill question

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Jan 3, 2019
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## Bell bill question

Hi everyone!

I switched to Bell from Fido at the end of November last year and received a new Bell bill which showed my Bell credit is in effect now. One question about how the tax is calculated by Bell. Now the monthly charge is \$130.88, and the credit is \$120 (\$120/month, 10 months), but the tax showed up in the bill is \$6.54 (130.88*0.05). Should it be (130.88-120)*0.05=\$0.54 instead?

Fido bills do the math the way I do if my memory serves well. Can anybody explain it a little bit? BTW, I was charged twice by Bell from this bill. Very annoying.
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Jan 3, 2014
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KeS98289 wrote: , but the tax showed up in the bill is \$6.54 (130.88*0.05). Should it be (130.88-120)*0.05=\$0.54 instead?
Nope. The tax calculation is correct. A credit is essentially a payment, not a reduction in the price. Think of it like using a gift card at a restaurant. The bill includes tax on the full price then use the gift card to pay for the bill.

In this case the \$120 credit reduces your total amount payable from \$137ish to \$17ish.
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KeS98289 wrote: Hi everyone!

I switched to Bell from Fido at the end of November last year and received a new Bell bill which showed my Bell credit is in effect now. One question about how the tax is calculated by Bell. Now the monthly charge is \$130.88, and the credit is \$120 (\$120/month, 10 months), but the tax showed up in the bill is \$6.54 (130.88*0.05). Should it be (130.88-120)*0.05=\$0.54 instead?

Fido bills do the math the way I do if my memory serves well. Can anybody explain it a little bit? BTW, I was charged twice by Bell from this bill. Very annoying.
It would actually depend on how this credit originated. What is the credit for? If the credit is for service that you previously paid then their calculation is wrong because you would have previously paid the tax so you would need to be credited the tax in this case.
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Jan 3, 2019
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Edmonton
starchoice wrote: It would actually depend on how this credit originated. What is the credit for? If the credit is for service that you previously paid then their calculation is wrong because you would have previously paid the tax so you would need to be credited the tax in this case.
The credit is the new customer account credit plus extra credit from buying new phones from Bell. The sales associate did mention it clearly when we signing on with Bell in the store.
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