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I have been looking and can't find any info on whether HST is applied to college / university tuition. If so, can I pay by the end of June to avoid it?

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University tuition and textbooks will remain unaffected by the HST being introduced in both Ontario and British Columbia on July 1st.

In Ontario, refer to the Ministry of Revenue's page Tax Benefits for Students. Excerpt:

Rebates and Exemptions

The HST will not be charged on the following items, commonly used by students, that are currently not subject to PST, including:

  • Tutoring and Tuition Fees
  • Residential rents
  • Basic groceries
  • Municipal public transit
    [etc...]

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