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Old 2010-06-25, 05:15 PM   #1
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Hi there,

I just got a look at my shaw bill for July and the HST portion of it was $9.91 - OUCH.

I have basic phone, hd plus, digital tv and movies and extreme internet.

I am going to have to seriously consider going from extreme to normal hi speed as a result.
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Old 2010-06-25, 05:38 PM   #2
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Isn't that the same amount that you paid in PST and GST last month? In Manitoba we pay PST and GST on our cable and phone bills so it wouldn't make any difference.
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Old 2010-06-25, 05:40 PM   #3
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Hi there,

in BC we were pst exempt on basic telephone and the basic cable portion of our bills.
I wish it didn't make any difference but for these services it definitely does out here.
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Old 2010-06-25, 06:46 PM   #4
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Pardon my ignorance, but what exactly is the point of this thread?
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Old 2010-06-25, 06:53 PM   #5
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Hi there,

After seeing my bill today, I just wanted to share how the new B.C. hst, actually impacted a monthly bill for cable services. It will affect all of us in B.C., with this and many other services.

I definitely do apologize if I have wasted anyones time, in reading or responding to it.
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Old 2010-06-25, 09:51 PM   #6
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Sith...Im just looking at my bill also but its for Shaw Direct. In BC also. Current charges 18 Jun-10 to 17 Jul-10 148.85
GST............................................... 4.58
PST............................................... 6.41
HST............................................... 4.96

So i'm paying all 3....and the HST is only untiil July 17

Nothing to apologize for. Just another cash grab as well as another couple of cents a liter for the carbon tax on July 1.
So in reality the HST is just for July so on the the next bill there should be no PST or GST, just HST...right?
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Old 2010-06-26, 12:33 AM   #7
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Hi Killarney, Thanks.

Yeah I didn't even think of that.....there is no way that they can charge pst and gst and then also hst...so it's probably just screwy this month for the bills and then next bill should make more sense - Just HST.

Still sucks though.
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Old 2010-06-26, 12:49 AM   #8
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GST & PST are charged for the portion of your bill up to June 30th
HST is charged for the portion of your bill as of July 1st
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Old 2010-06-26, 01:09 AM   #9
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Thats what I posted cooper. Try to follow along.
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Old 2010-06-27, 12:09 AM   #10
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AND did you notice how your service cost dropped NOT just like our provincial Government promised?? Businesses will pass the savings on!!! Uhuh!
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Old 2010-06-27, 10:57 AM   #11
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Sure businesses will pass on the HST savings - to their CEOs mostly, and maybe a sop to their shareholders.
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Old 2010-06-27, 08:23 PM   #12
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I guess it wont matter because I'm sure no matter which provider you are with it will be the same. Government has to make money some how. There is another option though ,if you don't want to pay the tax on the service, go back to Free OTA then you won't have to worry about it.Don't what you could do about the phone and internet portion though.
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The only reason you would see PST and GST on future bills would be for services like PPV or Long Distance calls that were placed in the Month of June prior to the HST (The tax would be the same wether it's HST or PST/GST combined though for PPV or LD calls)
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Old 2010-06-28, 11:49 PM   #14
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Okay, since we are tossing numbers around, let's make sure it is clear what the numbers are.

Here is an example of my bill:
Cost of services before taxes - 116.85

Pre HST taxes
GST - 5.84
PST - 5.31
Total taxes - 11.15

Post HST taxes
HST - 14.02


Net change - 2.87.

Yes, more taxes, but not enough to make me cancel anything.

Ultimately we have to decide if we want government services or lower taxes. My choice would be lower taxes, but apparently I am out numbered.
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Old 2010-06-29, 03:33 AM   #15
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Actually you are not outnumbered. The majority in BC are against this but our government isn't listening.
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