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I'm in British Columbia. Ordered 4.5 lbs from Leaf Only, got dinged with $418 in fees after it languished in customs for over two weeks. $295 of that was in provincial sales tax. Anyone else had something similar happen to them? Did you appeal?
 

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I'm in British Columbia. Ordered 4.5 lbs from Leaf Only, got dinged with $418 in fees after it languished in customs for over two weeks. $295 of that was in provincial sales tax. Anyone else had something similar happen to them? Did you appeal?
You can appeal that. The fees should only be the HST on top of the product value with duties and the 10 dollar handling fee
 

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I'm in British Columbia. Ordered 4.5 lbs from Leaf Only, got dinged with $418 in fees after it languished in customs for over two weeks. $295 of that was in provincial sales tax. Anyone else had something similar happen to them? Did you appeal?
That sucks big time.
Do they not read the include paper work that WLT attaches to the outside of the package for us Canadians..
I,m in Ontario and received my 5 pound order today, the tax and duty charge was $30.64.
I paid the duty online yesterday and requested to my door delivery. Mine was in customs for 13 days.
I have never paid more than $37 it was for a 5.5 pound order.
Were did it go for customs mine went to Mississauga this time but sometimes goes to Montreal or Toronto?
 

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You can appeal that. The fees should only be the HST on top of the product value with duties and the 10 dollar handling fee
Thanks for the response. Would you be able to point me to any relevant legislation in B.C. that says whole leaf tobacco is exempt? Based on this webpage it seems like they charge 65 cents per gram of "other tobacco" which would have made my PST something like $1400!

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That sucks big time.
Do they not read the include paper work that WLT attaches to the outside of the package for us Canadians..
I,m in Ontario and received my 5 pound order today, the tax and duty charge was $30.64.
I paid the duty online yesterday and requested to my door delivery. Mine was in customs for 13 days.
I have never paid more than $37 it was for a 5.5 pound order.
Were did it go for customs mine went to Mississauga this time but sometimes goes to Montreal or Toronto?
It went to Vancouver for customs, and it wasn't through WLT, it was through Leaf Only. I will definitely try WLT next time (wish that they sold tubes though as I'll need some more).
 

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Thanks for the response. Would you be able to point me to any relevant legislation in B.C. that says whole leaf tobacco is exempt? Based on this webpage it seems like they charge 65 cents per gram of "other tobacco" which would have made my PST something like $1400!

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In the form we buy this leaf it is considered Unmanufactured leaf tobacco 2401.10.99.
Canada Border Services Agency Chapter 24 T2020 2401.10.99 unmanufactured tobacco.
Tobacco not stemmed or stripped 5.5%.
According to paragraph 25(3)(a).
An individual who is not a tobacco licensee may manufacture tobacco from raw leaf tobacco on which
excise duty has been paid, provided that the tobacco is for the individuals personal use.
 
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