pentiumvi wrote: ↑Apr 7th, 2012 4:00 pmUnsure if this the right place to ask, but I understand that if I leave Canada for more than 48 hours I'm entitled to a limited amount of duty free tobacco and alcohol.
Now what if I didn't go to the states for more than 48 hours and I want to purchase duty free products anyways? Am I allowed if I'm willing to pay duty+tax?
Anyone know what the duty + tax rate on a carton of cigarettes/bottle of alcohol is?
Appendix A & B of this document will tell you the rates for each province:
http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/publications ... -6-eng.pdf
For cigarettes in BC, there is a tax of $0.185 per cigarette along with HST.
There is a 150% markup on spirits in BC (minimum markup of $13.19/L and maximum markup of $40/L). The markup is applied after HST is calculated on the bottle.