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Add sales tax to BC tobacco and other tobacco products

B.C. We are currently collectingPSTfor tobacco products such as cigars, chewing tobacco, raw tobacco, and tobacco packs.

A $ 15.99 cigarette pack, including tobacco tax, is 7% higher than before and costs an extra $ 1.12 per pack. The tax started on July 1st.

"We are working with other states to ensure that we collect PSTs for tobacco products," said B.C.'s Finance Minister.

The state exempts electronic cigarettes and steaming juices to stop smokers.

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Canada Day is Amazon and It also shows the transition to collecting PSTs from online marketplaces such as Ebay.

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7% tax must be submitted by a company that earns more than $ 10,000 a year, individually The seller's tax burden on the retailer.

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, Expects $ 100 million in state revenue next year.

"Make sure there is a fair and equitable competition. If you have bricks and mortar, you will send taxes, and it should be the same in these online markets. That's what Robinson said.

Fees from food delivery apps or Google priority ads will also be PST, but this is a change The Canadian Retail Council is concerned.

"This is the only jurisdiction that exists and prices are a bit higher than elsewhere," said Greg Wilson, Government Director of the Canadian Retail Council.

"Small and medium-sized businesses will be less competitive."

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