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Last day for 13% sales tax

If tacking on $400 is going to dissuade you from buying that $20,000 car, you may want to head to your dealership today.

If tacking on $400 is going to dissuade you from buying that $20,000 car, you may want to head to your dealership today.

The much ballyhooed two-point HST increase comes into effect tomorrow, meaning Nova Scotian consumers will pay 15 per cent tax on goods and services. The increase ties the province with Prince Edward Island for the highest consumption tax in Canada.

The tax won’t affect certain household items, such as children’s clothes, diapers and feminine hygiene products.

“I’m hopeful that people will look at the whole package,” Finance Minister Graham Steele told Metro Halifax.

 
 
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