Be aware of business overcharging HST

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Subject: Be aware of business overcharging HST
  Do not be shy to demand a receipt or if you notice you´ve been overly charged. There are business that take advantage of the people´s polite ways. When I became a canadian citizen I promised the Queen of England to abide by the law. Lack of action just will backlash against the consumer and government.
[18-10-2011,23:00]
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Vitorelli
(in reply to: Be aware of business overcharging HST)
overly charged for what? explain please.


[19-10-2011,00:17]
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Sharon
They charge more than 12 percent HST (in reply to: Be aware of business overcharging HST)
Some small or medium merchants have a computer system that adds more than 12 percent HST. Many times people are in a rush and they do not bother checking if the amount equals to a 12 per cent, so these merchants get away with it.
[19-10-2011,00:46]
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Vitorelli
(in reply to: Be aware of business overcharging HST)
You promised the Queen? Good job loser !!! Now sharon loves you more, ....
[19-10-2011,04:30]
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ohgod
(in reply to: Be aware of business overcharging HST)
report them.
[19-10-2011,12:35]
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Sharon
(in reply to: Be aware of business overcharging HST)
what happen when if after taking HST, the bill comes to 12.144. Should I demand 0.006 return when I paid 12.15?
[19-10-2011,18:20]
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SG
Question. (in reply to: Be aware of business overcharging HST)
Should I report them to the Better Business Bureau or Revenue Canada?
[19-10-2011,23:33]
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Vitorelli
(in reply to: Be aware of business overcharging HST)
Revenue Canada. But, be sure of your facts and have some proof. Usually something like that is picked up when the HST is remitted but who knows.

Perhaps the computer system that generates the receipt was incorrectly programmed - anything is possible.

[20-10-2011,01:55]
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Sharon
(in reply to: Be aware of business overcharging HST)
Interesting that many Chinese owned businesses in Richmond area do not give receipt upon payment. They also do not receive credit cards (cash only). So there´ll be no proof of sales. Tax evasion?

[22-10-2011,09:38]
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berg
(in reply to: Be aware of business overcharging HST)
or money laundering.
[22-10-2011,19:57]
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Sharon
Interesting (in reply to: Be aware of business overcharging HST)
There are some skytrain station stores that never give a receipt. If you request it they seem bothered by it.
[26-10-2011,03:22]
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Vitorelli