I was just able to price match a galaxy s7 edge from Best Buy. Rogers price 299.00 Best Buy price 49.99 but when rogers sent confirmation email they are charging me sales tax on the 299. This doesnt seem right. Is that legal?
No they charged me sales tax on the 299.00 even though I only have to pay 49.00 for the phone.
It may well be a scam by the Provincial Government, in that they charge tax on what THEY determine what something is worth, not what you actually paid.
Here is a good example. My son recently bought a used vehicle for $5000, but the Ontario used vehicle package put the wholesale value at around $8000, so he would have overpaid Ontario sales tax by about $400. Ontario uses Red Book values regardless of condition and kilometres. Fortunately, he was able to get an appraisal and paid only the tax that he owed. Let's hope Rogers can get this straightened out for you because I have no faith in the honesty of this government.
I think the issue has been resolved, it seems it was just something that the computer generated & I will only have to pay the tax on the $49.00