The Friendly Funeralista

Live in Ontario or BC? Pre arrange your funeral now and save

Posted on: January 27, 2010

For those of you who live in Ontario or British Columbia you are no doubt aware that July 1, 2010 marks the implementation of the new Harmonized Sales Tax.  Currently, funeral goods and services are not subject to provincial sales taxes in Ontario or British Columbia.  However, come July 1 consumers will be taxed the provincial and federal rates.  Here is a link to a recent article which appeared in the Globe & Mail discussing funerals and the HST http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/how-to-avoid-paying-the-hst-on-funerals/article1443631/?service=email.
Think it over — take some time to shop around and take advantage of this short window of opportunity.  If you have any questions, send them my way and I will be pleased to assist

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