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Real estate news and updates from REALTOR® Nina Campbell. Nina gives the insider tips and resources for buying and selling real estate in North Vancouver, North Burnaby, and TriCities - Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, and Coquitlam.

What Does Going Back to the GST/PST Mean?

Unless things change from now until March 31, 2013 when the HST is scheduled to be extinguished and the GST/PST is re-instated, the following may apply;


  • Restaurant meals (change to 5%)

  • Local residential phone service (change to 5%)

  • New homes over $525,000 (change to 5%)

  • Gym memberships (change to 5%)

  • Bicycles (change to 5%)

  • Funeral services (change to 5%)

  •  Basic groceries (No HST/GST/PST)

  • Previously occupied homes (no HST/GST/PST)

  •  Cellular phones (remains 12%)

  • Adult clothing (remains 12%)

  • Building material (remains 12%)

  • Televisions (remains 12%)

 Source : Jonathan Fowlie, The Vancouver Sun


For more information visit HST in BC. Do you have a real estate question, Contact me.


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