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Using Netflix or Amazon Prime? Get ready to pay more, expert says

Using Netflix or Amazon Prime? Get ready to pay more, expert says
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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 “moving forward” on applying the GST/HST to foreign-based subscription services, like Netflix, that are available in Canada, “to be fair to streaming services that are Canadian,” Trudeau said during a press conference on Tuesday.

“The world is changing,” Trudeau said. “The presence of online giants that haven’t paid their fair share of taxes in the countries where they are operating is something that needs to end.”
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