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HST @ A&W's and McDonalds' ????

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  • Jul 7th, 2010 3:17 pm
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HST @ A&W's and McDonalds' ????

I bought 2 breakfast sandwiches at A&W's this morning for 3.00.
They charged me 5 % tax on this.

Shortly thereafter, I bought a small coffee and muffin for 1.39 @ MCDonalds
They charged 7 cents tax on this.

I thought food and beverages under 4 bucks was exempt from taxes after July 1st !!

Anyone can clear this up for me ??
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It is exempt from the provincial portion of the HST, but not the federal portion.

So it's the same as it used to be - 5% tax on prepared foods and beverages under $4.
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auto-m8 wrote:
Jul 7th, 2010 3:14 pm
I bought 2 breakfast sandwiches at A&W's this morning for 3.00.
They charged me 5 % tax on this.

Shortly thereafter, I bought a small coffee and muffin for 1.39 @ MCDonalds
They charged 7 cents tax on this.

I thought food and beverages under 4 bucks was exempt from taxes after July 1st !!

Anyone can clear this up for me ??
They are not HST exempt, only the so called "PST portion" is not applied.

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