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2019-11-11 02:37 PM
Dr.Dave Netflix has scheduled Season 2 of the former Lifetime series You for December 26. (Deadline)
2019-10-13 05:48 PM
ExDilbert Amazon has a physical presence or place of operations in Canada so they must collect GST for all of Canada and PST in the provinces where they operate. Where provinces have HST (GST+PST), it must also be collected in all of Canada.

Netflix does not have a presence in Canada so they are not required to collect GST, PST or HST. However, Canadians are required to submit them.

Canadian individuals and businessess are also required to submit income tax for overseas earnings but they often don't and use tax loopholes like registering companies anonymously in sheltered countries or moving earnings to tax havens.
2019-10-13 03:11 PM
Dr.Dave Netflix doesn't collect a federal sales tax, however they are required by provincial law in Quebec and Saskatchewan to collect provincial sales tax. I've read that there is some dispute about whether BC sales tax should be charged on Netflix gift cards, so you may pay tax on the card when you buy it, depending on where.

Amazon Prime is a store membership like Costco and would be subject to tax on the same grounds - see the Amazon thread:

https://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/217...ml#post3073511
2019-10-13 02:46 PM
David1953 As of now, there is still no tax on Netflix in Canada, although there IS a tax on Amazon Prime, at least here in Nova Scotia.

There's lots of talk, though, in the news about a potential Netflix tax in all of Canada, and with an election in just over a week, anything can happen in the future, lol.
2019-10-12 08:47 PM
Classy1 Is there a netflix tax here in British Columbia/Canada?

I was thinking of buying a 60 dollar gift certificate for someone for Christmas.

The $13.99 dollar package would be perfect for a 4 month subscription but if there is a tax it would be only good for 3 months i guess.
2019-10-06 04:58 PM
marchockey13
The Blacklist season 6 on Netflix Canada?

Hello all,

Blacklist season 6 recently came out on Sep 20 in the USA, but not in Canada. Only seasons 1-5 are there. Any idea when it could come out? How long does it typically take before it comes out in canada, if its out in the states?

thanks!
2019-09-16 05:44 PM
Dr.Dave Netflix has struck a five-year deal with distributor Sony Pictures Television to become the global exclusive streaming home for the entire Seinfeld collection beginning in 2021, when the series’ domestic pact with Hulu expires. (Deadline)

It is currently on Hulu in the U.S., on Amazon in most other territories, and on Crave in Canada. In the previous negotiations, Sony synched up the off-network cable deal for Seinfeld at TBS with the streaming pact at Hulu, so all rights become available at the same time, according to the article. Presumably they also synched up the international rights, so the Canadian rights will also expire at that time.

EDIT: The series will be available in 4K.

EDIT2: Netflix Canada Retweeted "All 180 episodes of the Emmy-Award winning Seinfeld are coming to Netflix — worldwide! — starting in 2021", so that confirms the date.
2019-08-21 10:12 AM
gdkitty Netflix also seems to have a fairly tight thing going with Dreamworks right now too, with some exclusive shows (some of the Dragons stuff, troll hunters, etc).
With loosing all the disney stuff, I can see them putting more money to Dreamworks.
2019-08-21 01:00 AM
wmjfoley85 I noticed tonight Netflix has two seasons of Spongebob Square Pants.With all l the Disney stuff leaving Netflix makes me think they are shifting focus to Nickelodeon. They also added Teen Titans Go (didn’t notice this before) which is owned by Warner Brothers (not that I care lol). Might be other stuff.As we all know Di.ney Plus will cause Netflix to have to look for new content.
2019-08-06 02:12 PM
ExDilbert Netflix serves over 90 countries so, cost aside, it makes sense that its programming would be produced in other countries in order to serve those markets. It's not just Netflix. HBO has produced shows in other countries for a number of years. Importing and co-producing TV shows by specialty stations and public TV networks has been common for decades.

As for programming costs, streaming in general and Netflix in particular have created a new "golden age of television." I look at it as more of a "gold rush" as actors and producers pile on to get a piece of the 10s of billions of dollars being spent each year. A lot of the new programming comes with high cost production costs and salaries but, in my opinion, fails to live up to its potential.
2019-08-06 11:18 AM
jacjames Still having some problem in digesting the services audience numbers but what is most disconcerting is the cost of programs. How on earth is "The Irishmen" costing 200 million dollars. Is Netflix the new retirement funding source for old Hollywood actors. Regardless of its subscriber base the money is running out. I suppose cheap programs from Japan, India, Iceland, France, etc. help balance the books.
2019-07-31 09:27 AM
elosga The most awaited American Factory Documentary is also releasing this month
2019-07-27 09:22 PM
Dr.Dave Lucifer's final Season 5 has been expanded from 10 to 16 episodes. (Source)
2019-07-26 12:44 AM
Dr.Dave I remember reading an article in a reputable trade mag that said that international streaming for those shows would continue in some countries, but didn't go into details about which countries.

WarnerMedia probably won't launch any version of HBO Max in Canada, so Friends should stay on Netflix. I don't know if Comcast/NBCU plan to launch their streaming service in Canada, which would affect The Office.

EDIT: @jeffaustin90 I found the article I read:
https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/war...ix-1203263656/
2019-07-25 09:57 PM
jeffaustin90 Has there been any word on the futures of Friends and The Office on Netflix Canada? I know the US is losing both shows next year, but will they remain on Netflix Canada?
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