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    Default Bought a bunch of laptops in Vancouver, can I get the HST back?

    I ordered a handful of Macbook Pros at $4-5k each, to be delivered to Vancouver as that's where I'll be in early Nov.

    I am an Alberta resident so I don't want to pay the BC HST on a larger purchase like this.

    Apparently there's a HST rebate form you can fill out to get the difference back, but I'm not sure if it's easier to just cancel the order and re-order for delivery to Calgary.
    The only issue with cancelling and reordering is that delivery times are now mid-Dec for the MBP.

    https://www.canada.ca/content/dam/cr...gst495-20e.pdf

    Anyone have experience with the HST rebate form before?

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    They are currently available for in store pickup, for tomorrow morning. So my recommendation would be to do that then cancel your other order.

    Assuming you have a standard config.

    Can’t help you with the form, but it seems straightforward enough.
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    guessing who I might be, psychologizing me with your non existent degree.

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    How quickly do you need the HST back?
    Would you be bummed if they denied you or "lost the paperwork" and you got nothing?

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    I thought BC canned HST a few years ago and went back to the GST+PST structure?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyra1ax View Post
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    I thought BC canned HST a few years ago and went back to the GST+PST structure?
    While I thought they never even went to HST!
    I got no idea what's going on up in hurr!!

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    I'm submitting this thread to the CRA whistleblowers hotline. They still have a bounty for that, right?
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    I almost shat myself after eating way too much at lunch with @killramos so ya, we can start the diaper thread now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExtraSlow View Post
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    I'm submitting this thread to the CRA whistleblowers hotline. They still have a bounty for that, right?
    Probably just a tax credit at this point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr2mike View Post
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    Probably just a tax credit at this point.
    A tax credit only your wife can claim
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    I would probably cancel and order to deliver in Calgary. Just a much easier process (assuming you don’t need a lot of customization and you have no issues with bringing it down afterwards).

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    it is not hst ... pst and GST

    and i dont think you can get the pst back.

    Went they went back to PST they fucked people hard without lube...

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    I thought the great argument FOR PST was to force visitors to pay more?
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    I almost shat myself after eating way too much at lunch with @killramos so ya, we can start the diaper thread now.

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