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Canada/Stamps : Value of P rate stamps....

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AOP2B
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23 Mar 2020
02:23:30pm
Hello,

so have I go this right?...if bought in a booklet of say 10 stamps they cost $1.00 each but if bought singly they are $1.05?

A little confused so would welcome clarification.

Best wishes,

Brian.
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Jlav
23 Mar 2020
02:56:34pm
re: Value of P rate stamps....

If you go to the post office and buy a single stamp it's $1.07 plus taxes but if you buy a booklet of ten it turns out to be 92 cents plus taxes a stamp. If you have scrap postage as I do it's also 92 cents (for a letter up to 30 grams).

Jacques.

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23 Mar 2020
03:15:53pm
re: Value of P rate stamps....

Thank you Jacques for your response.

How much are the tax charges?...do they vary depending where in Canada you are?

Best wishes,

Brian.


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Jlav
23 Mar 2020
03:47:03pm
re: Value of P rate stamps....

Yes it varies.

As an example in Alberta it's 5% (GST only no provincial tax), while here in

Nova Scotia it's 15% HST (5% GST plus 10% PST).

GST Federal Goods and Services Tax

PST Provincial Sales Tax

HST Harmonized Sales Tax (GST plus PST) (the federal government collects the tax and remits the appropriate tax to the province (I think that's how it works)(the Territories and Alberta only charge GST).

If I buy from a store in another province they are required to charge me the Nova Scotia tax, if a store here in NS sells to another province they are required to charge the appropriate provincial/territorial tax.

Jacques

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23 Mar 2020
04:59:41pm
re: Value of P rate stamps....

Thank you to all for their responses to my post.

Best wishes,

Brian.

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wjalexander
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27 Apr 2020
09:07:02pm
re: Value of P rate stamps....

I worked for the post office in Lake Louise, Alberta. You would get quite a few people coming through from Calgary to go onto Vancouver. I would always let them know that you're much better off buying stamps here. As soon as you go over the border you're going to be paying ~10% more for the exact same thing.
More clarification of the tax system was usually needed in the proceeding conversation Laughing

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