Does Amazon.com or Amazon.ca charge any taxes?

Does Amazon.com or Amazon.ca charge any taxes?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Amazon.ca:

    How Tax Is Calculated

    The amount of tax charged depends on many factors, including the destination of the shipment and the type of item purchased. All items shipped to destinations in Canada are subject to Canadian Goods and Services Tax ("GST") at 5%. In addition, the following Provincial Sales Tax ("PST") or Harmonized Sales Tax ("HST") might apply, depending on the item and the destination of the shipment:

    * Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Newfoundland: HST at 13% (including GST portion)

    * Quebec: Quebec Sales Tax ("QST") at 7.5%

    * British Columbia: PST at 7%

    * Manitoba: PST at 7%

    * Ontario: PST at 8%

    As for amazon.com:

    Customs, Duties, and Taxes

    Orders that are shipped to countries outside of the U.S. may be subject to import taxes, customs duties and fees levied by the destination country ("Import Fees"). The recipient of an international shipment may be subject to such Import Fees, which are levied once a shipment reaches your country. Additional charges for customs clearance must be borne by the recipient; we have no control over these charges and cannot predict what they may be. Customs policies vary widely from country to country; you should contact your local customs office for further information. When customs clearance procedures are required, it can cause delays beyond our original delivery estimates.

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