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Old 10-24-2002, 07:35 PM   #1
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I still can't get over this 14% tax thing in Canada. To top everything off, I just got the replica swrt shirt from swrt.com and I get a little slip from the canadian post office saying to come pick it up and i'll be needing $31 dollars for some sort of customs tax.

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Old 10-24-2002, 08:16 PM   #2
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I still can't get over this 14% tax thing in Canada. To top everything off, I just got the replica swrt shirt from swrt.com and I get a little slip from the canadian post office saying to come pick it up and i'll be needing $31 dollars for some sort of customs tax.

An unhappy american paying taxes in Canada
Hi HO! Welcome to Canada!

So now you know why you Americans will NEVER invade Canada - we'll tax you back to the states!

Kidding aside, yes, that's the life of a Canadian - we're taxed to death. That's a semi-socialist government for ya.

Next time, try to have it shipped to the states and then go pick it up when you're down there.

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Old 10-25-2002, 12:26 AM   #3
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I still can't get over this 14% tax thing in Canada. To top everything off, I just got the replica swrt shirt from swrt.com and I get a little slip from the canadian post office saying to come pick it up and i'll be needing $31 dollars for some sort of customs tax.

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Ouch... that's kinda steep for a "customs tax"... I think it might be a brokerage fee or something... I always request that the goods be sent USPS Ground because they don't have "hidden" brokerage fees...

Plus aren't we paying 14.5% taxes now?

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Old 10-25-2002, 12:35 AM   #4
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yup, 14.5%. PST has been at 7.5% for a few months now.
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Old 10-25-2002, 12:44 AM   #5
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Taxes aside...I love this shirt

Now I guess I'll have to wait for the next subie meet to show it off.
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Old 10-25-2002, 02:01 AM   #6
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yeah taxes suck
When I get this I paid 30~ for customs tax.
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Old 10-25-2002, 05:11 AM   #7
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Ouch... that's kinda steep for a "customs tax"... I think it might be a brokerage fee or something... I always request that the goods be sent USPS Ground because they don't have "hidden" brokerage fees...

Plus aren't we paying 14.5% taxes now?

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No hidden brokerage fees? I just had something used sent to me by USPS Ground. It took almost a month.. and today I get this stupid delivery notice that tells me to pay up $32.xx to get my stuff. Quite sure that's the customs tax.. sneaky sneaky..
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Old 10-25-2002, 05:15 AM   #8
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Oh, I meant "hidden" as in "surprising"... I guess it's not surprising anymore if you've used UPS (or whatever else) a few times and get hit with a "brokerage fee" everytime, huh? Anyway, I'm not sure if it's the same way anymore, but I've ordered a few things from the States, both large and small, and used USPS Ground without any problems such as delays or "hidden" costs... just had to pay taxes and whatever duty, as expected.

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Old 10-25-2002, 01:12 PM   #9
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i once shipped up a performance chip for a family car
by the time we got it, we had to pay almost double what it originally cost, way more than just 14% tax
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Old 10-25-2002, 01:45 PM   #10
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You also have to pay shipping, if something is shipped (uhhh)..and customs fees as well as brokerage fees (that may depend on the cost of the purchase though. Gotta love free trade!
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Old 10-25-2002, 02:29 PM   #11
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Free trade my ass... a big :monkey: to NAFTA

Death and Taxes, the two inevitables of living in Canada, well most places in the world.

It is best to ship things to the US then go pick them up.

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Old 10-25-2002, 03:51 PM   #12
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man, everyone complains about taxes, but everyone also seem to take the social benefits for granted Social services don't come free guys At least those who live around or below poverty level in Canada can have a proper health care. What about those in the states? Besides, if all of ya hate taxes so much, there'd be a mass invasion of US by us tax evading Canooks

But hey, someone is going to point out that I don't have a job so I shouldn't be the one saying anything right?
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Old 10-25-2002, 04:06 PM   #13
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But hey, someone is going to point out that I don't have a job so I shouldn't be the one saying anything right?
Um, no comment. hahaha. j/k, Sunny!

Seriously though, I don't particular enjoy paying taxes, but notice how I didn't complain... I mean, we do live in an AWESOME country (in general) and you can think of it as an "honour" to pay taxes, and consider yourself "lucky" to be ABLE to afford goods and thus have to pay the taxes that go along with them... what does tick me off, though, is HOW our tax-dollars are spent... ah, well, this is i-Club... we should be talking about cars.

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Old 10-25-2002, 08:11 PM   #14
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At least those who live around or below poverty level in Canada can have a proper health care.
When is the last time you went to the emergency at your local hospital?

I agree though, we do have more programs available to us but unfortunately those of us paying for those programs, never or seldom have a use for them. I just thing with all the money the government collects, we should have no problem housing people, etc. The taxes from gas alone could buy a small country, or at least the the old Woodward's building.

Can't wait to retire in 30 or so years and collect my CPP that I have paid $$$ into!

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Old 10-25-2002, 08:13 PM   #15
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Doug: less than 2 years ago, when I broke my hand Those guys needs to be paid more. I was in there for 3-4hrs, and I was told that wasn't even the worst of it
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Old 10-25-2002, 08:33 PM   #16
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Can't wait to retire in 30 or so years and collect my CPP that I have paid $$$ into!

Doug
You actually believe that there'll be money left in CPP after the next 30 years?

I'll be in the same same position as you Doug.

Dang baby-boomers turning into senior-baby-boomers.

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Old 10-25-2002, 10:17 PM   #17
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You actually believe that there'll be money left in CPP after the next 30 years?

I'll be in the same same position as you Doug.

Dang baby-boomers turning into senior-baby-boomers.

LaterZ!
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No doubt in my mind, this money is gone forever, hence the Maybe I should have used a

Anyway, at least my parents are enjoying their retirement, as they definitely deserve it!
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