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May 8, 2010 04:21 PM

LCBO taxation

Can someone tell me how wine is taxed in Ontario? Is it a percentage of the selling price or is a a fixed amount per bottle?

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  1. 16% including provincial sales tax for special occasion booze. I couldn't find it anywhere in the regs for the store.

    1. Given that the LCBO *IS* the government, you might as well say it's all tax.... and exactly why I never shop there.

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      1. re: TexSquared

        Tex, assuming you live in Ontario, does that mean you never buy wine or spirits? Surely not that you buy them here in Qu├ębec where wine prices, at least, are somewhat higherl.

        Dimwit, not only that, the Canadian dollar has also risen against the Euro and the US dollar.

        They have an absurd idea that lowering prices will turn people into raving boozehounds. Boozehounds will drink whatever the price.

        1. re: lagatta

          Only buy wine/spirits/beer in the U.S. (not necessarily at duty-free shops either as the regular shops/supermarkets often beat those prices too). There is not a single bottle of beverage alcohol in my house that was bought at an LCBO or a "Beer Store".

      2. Even better, the percentage should be dropping because of the HST in July but our oh so wonderful premier is going to "top it up" again to maintain the prices. Can't have any "bargains" now can we?