The HST tax will be applied to heating fuels, electricity, professional services such as architect's fees and real estate commissions.
The HST tax will not be applied to the purchase of resale property, condo fees, most financial services, residential rent and municipal public transportation.
Does this make it all more expensive? In some cases definitely yes when the exemptions to the old taxes were removed. Remember also that the old tax of 8% PST and 5% GST has been replaced. The single HST tax we now pay is 13%.
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