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LJ
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Something wasn't right about how taxes were calculated. Here's the Ontario example:
At $75 USD, the game comes in at just under $99 CAD. At that price, tax should be around $12.86 CAD which is $9.75 USD. I paid over $16 USD.
Btw, board games are category 5 and exempt from duty. So we're just talking about provincial taxes here.
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Re: CANADIANS - how much duty did you pay?
LJplays wrote:
Something wasn't right about how duties were calculated. Here's the Ontario example:
At $75 USD, the game comes in at just under $99 CAD. At that price, duty should be around $12.86 CAD which is $9.75 USD. I paid over $16 USD for duty.


Not sure about Canadian law, but in most Europe countries, if items value (without shipping) is above the limit, then you have to pay duty for both the item AND shipping.

Also there are different rates in most EU countries, one is called customs tax (for higher priced items) and another is called turnover/purchase tax, which is lower.

None of that may be valid for Canada though.
 
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Re: CANADIANS - how much duty did you pay?
It's tax AND duty. I paid 18 USD.
 
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Re: CANADIANS - how much duty did you pay?
10.05 but that's because I'm from Alberta
 
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Re: CANADIANS - how much duty did you pay?
atomike wrote:
It's tax AND duty. I paid 18 USD.



Actually it's just tax. Board games are category 5.
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RyoKanzaki wrote:
10.05 but that's because I'm from Alberta
Sounds like you paid too much too.
 
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It does seem to be a provincial thing. But what are they basing it on? It isn't just provincial tax because as was pointed out Manitoba and Ontario have the same taxes (13%) but Ontario is paying $16 while Manitobans $10.
 
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I paid $18.13 of Tax & Duty. I somehow assumed that was 15% tax (which is what we pay in Qc) but that's actually 19% which means someone did indeed pocket some money out of our orders.
 
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Canadians don't typically pay duty above the tax amount - except for specified goods like alcohol or tobacco.

So I would imagine that the extra is a processing fee of some sort on the part of UPS / iParcel.

Edit: as a comparison, Fedex normally charges 20 CAD to process the taxes for you.
 
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Brokerage Processing Fees. UPS will charge you money for handling the tax collection required by the Canadian Government. I would love to clear this package myself, saving me $10 USD but that is the cost of doing business with iParcel I guess. On the flip side, we were only charged $20 USD to ship this massive beast to us via UPS which is a deal. I imagine if we had asked for regular shipping of which we could clear ourselves, we would save $10 on avoiding UPS's outrageous brokerage fees but lose at least $20+ as shipping would be at least $40 USD (just a guess).

In Alberta I paid $10.05 USD for "taxes", as did other Albertans.
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Yeah Alberta here too and it still came out at $10.05, should be more like $3.75

UPS sticking it to the average joe as usual.
 
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They charged tax and duty US$10.05 for first shipment in Alberta. I've tested another order see how much it would cost. Cost for shipment 2 now shown as US$3.75 tax and duty.

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diulan99 wrote:
They charged tax and duty US$10.05 for first shipment in Alberta. I've tested another order see how much it would cost. Cost for shipment 2 now shown as US$3.75 tax and duty.


Same here.
Hoping UPS Doesn't charge any fun tax on top.
 
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diulan99 wrote:
They charged tax and duty US$10.05 for first shipment in Alberta. I've tested another order see how much it would cost. Cost for shipment 2 now shown as US$3.75 tax and duty.




You are right, I just did the test and now Tax & Duty for wave #2 is 11.26 for Quebec, which is $6.87 less than in Wave #1.
 
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uh what!? So, should I just cancel my order and reorder it to get a cheaper rate?

EDIT: I did the test as well and it came to $10 CAD cheaper.
 
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Chatting with Chase about this; I'll get you an informed answer soon.
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Riot Kades wrote:
Chatting with Chase about this; I'll get you an informed answer soon.


Thank you for the fast response.
 
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ThunderingGiraffe wrote:
Riot Kades wrote:
Chatting with Chase about this; I'll get you an informed answer soon.


Thank you for the fast response.


BC here and was charged $10.05 - which is 13.4%, GST plus PST here is 12% here. Did a check and now it is $3.75 which is 5% - which would just be GST.



 
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Ontario is now adding $9.75 - exactly what it should have been yesterday. That means Ontario residents (who ordered yesterday) are owed $6.78 USD.
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Chris - should people who overpaid taxes cancel their order? Or will Riot refund the difference?
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LJplays wrote:
Chris - should people who overpaid taxes cancel their order? Or will Riot refund the difference?

That may bump you into Shipment 2...so heads up on that.
 
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Logus Vile wrote:
uh what!? So, should I just cancel my order and reorder it to get a cheaper rate?

EDIT: I did the test as well and it came to $10 CAD cheaper.


Oh, that would be a bit annoying, having to reorder and switch to wave #2. ....at that point, i would be happy if the $10 CAD i overpaid are not charged (right now the transaction is just authorized, but not posted), but on the other hand, I've wasted 10 bucks on worse things than getting something a month or two early.
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Same here, paid 18.13 in taxes + duty but since it should be exempt from duty, taxes in quebec should be 14.23.
 
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Nyda wrote:
Same here, paid 18.13 in taxes + duty but since it should be exempt from duty, taxes in quebec should be 14.23.


It would be 11.23USD for quebec on shipment #2. Just checked.
 
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I asked to cancel. I can wait for wave 2 because it will have some corrections and I have plenty of games to entertain me until then.
 
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