Author: AM 1250/Mix 96 News
The GST rate in Canada is about to drop.  Beginning on Saturday we will pay 6 per cent GST instead of 7.  That changeover means businesses must re-program their cash registers or computer systems.  Steinbach Chamber of Commerce President Mary Jane Hiebert says that is creating some stress.  Hiebert says the changeover is costing some businesses more than $1,000.00.  Meantime, if you return a product after Friday that was purchased with 7 per cent GST, you are eligible to receive a full refund.
However, Hiebert says you may have to apply to the government for the additional 1 per cent.