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  • Feb 12th, 2019 12:42 pm
Jr. Member
Feb 22, 2009
132 posts

HST on Insurance Claim

Have a quick question, im being billed HST on a insurance claim from the cleanup crew. the rep says the insurance company will pay the bill but not the HST
and i am responsible for it. is this normal???
1 reply
Feb 4, 2019
20 posts
I find this highly unfair and illegal. I believe there is currently a class action lawsuit against 6 insurance providers in progress about this very scenario.

Take a look at this link:
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ ... -1.4887883

The insurer is required to pay HST on your benefits. I would raise that issue to your provider. The issue, however, becomes that they may delay/hold your payment. For many victims, they end up simply accepting the partial payment in order to expedite their necessary treatment. Fortunately, yours is just an expense related to clean-up.

I would raise this issue to FSCO as well if your provider is not responsive.