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HST on a $4 coffee?

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HST on a $4 coffee?

jmk60 | Dec 6, 2017 12:34 PM

My local coffee shop charges 13 percent HST on a $4 coffee. I called Revenue Canada and the advised me that on a food or beverage purchase $4 or less, the PST portion of the tax should be rebated at the cash, making the effective tax rate 5 percent, which is the federal GST portion. What is your experience?

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