Using Netflix or Amazon Prime? Get ready to pay more, expert says
|Toronto Star 04 May 2021 at 18:58|
Netflix, Spotify, Amazon Prime or Disney+ subscriptions could get pricier as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that Ottawa plans to apply sales tax to online streaming services.
The government is ‚Äúmoving forward‚ÄĚ on applying the GST/HST to foreign-based subscription services, like Netflix, that are available in Canada, ‚Äúto be fair to streaming services that are Canadian,‚ÄĚ Trudeau said during a press conference on Tuesday.
‚ÄúThe world is changing,‚ÄĚ Trudeau said. ‚ÄúThe presence of online giants that haven‚Äôt paid their fair share of taxes in the countries where they are operating is something that needs to end.‚ÄĚ