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Jan 21, 2009 04:29 PM

Tax on (whole) Cakes??

I was at a certain deli in downtown Montreal earlier this month.

I wanted to buy a whole cake, but the cashier insisted on charging me tax -- both GST and PST, which I don't believe is correct.

In fact, when I got home from Montreal I contacted the GST people, who assured me that when purchasing (whole) cakes over 250grams, there is *no* GST payable.

I have contacted the restaurant to let them know, but they insist on charging the tax.

What's a guy to do?

And does anyone have any insight into the tax issue???

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  1. Get your cake from some other place that can properly tax a cake.

    1. Did you ask "the GST people" what you should do? If not, call them back and ask. Maybe they'll send the deli a letter or maybe there is a claim form for requesting refunds of erroneously collected GST?

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      1. re: akq


        It was bad enough that REUBEN's DELI was charging me GST on the bagels and whole cakes, but now even Revenue Quebec has informed me that they shouldn't even be charging QST on these items, either!!

        Shame on you, Reueben's!!!

      2. Just an update:

        I'm pleased to report that the establishment in question has stopped charging taxes (both GST and QST) on whole cakes and bags of bagels.

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        1. re: danthediner

          What was your input to a solution?