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Eco Tax

Old 06-09-2013, 11:38 AM
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Thumbs down Eco Tax

Eco Tax on electrical stuff in Ontario, Canada is a killer.
We went to buy a 32" LED TV today. It was a good TV, $50 off. We figured with our normal 13% taxes it should come to $326. It came to $372?
Apparently our Eco Tax for buying this size Tv is $39.50 + Tax = $44.64 more!
Yes they also charge us our normal tax on top of the Eco Tax. The Eco Tax is taxable!
The Ontario Electronic Stewardship posted plans on its website to increase eco fees on TV's over 29 inches to $39.50 from $27.60.

Starting on May 1, eco fees for desktop and portable computers will drop slightly to $3 and $1.50 respectively, while fees for new telephones and answering machines will jump from $1 to $1.50. Eco fees will also increase on cameras, DVD and Blu-ray players, video and audio recorders and after-market car stereos.
The biggest eco fee drop will be for large floor-standing printers and copiers, those used mainly by big companies, which falls from $341.20 to $173.75. Last year, that fee was just $32.50.

The new fees range up to $352.80 for tires weighing between 826 and 1,543 pounds. The next larger group (up to 2,645 pounds) would see a tire fee of up to $546.84, and giant industrial tires would each command a fee of $1,311.
Premier Kathleen Wynne said the reality is the province must find ways to pay for keeping tires, electronics and other waste out of landfills, but admitted Thursday that the off-road tire fees would have to come down for farmers.

It's no wonder we go to the USA for stuff like this!

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