Suggested transaction tax system

Derek Atkins warlord@MIT.EDU
15 Nov 2000 17:12:44 -0500

"Al B. Snell" <> writes:

> On Wed, 15 Nov 2000, James A. Treacy wrote:
> > GST = Goods and Services Tax
> > The rate is 7%, but how it is applied depends on the province. Most
> > apply it on the cost of the good (or service). Others, like Quebec,
> > apply it to the cost + provincial tax. Yes, there can be tax on a
> > tax, as remarkable as that sounds. So, in Ontario we pay 15% tax,
> > but in Quebec the rate is 15.56%.
> So in the end it's just a simple percentage? No problem! :-)

Except I bet you can come up with some screw cases where an item is
covered by one tax but not the other.. Or some items (eg a grocery
store) may be taxable and others are not.

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