Shopping in Toronto: Tax Rebate
Many visitors outside of Canada likely know of its’ historical link to the sport of hockey, the luxury of free healthcare, and the fun accents and accompanying sayings used frequently by many Canadians. However, many are not aware of potential tax rebates available to non-Canadian residents through eligible tour packages.
When Purchasing a Travel Package, Check Your Eligibility
As is the case with many travel packages, all features of a vacation are often included within an all inclusive price. These features typically include lodging, meals, and special attractions/tours included within the package. There are many packages just like this available to visitors of Canada. However, not all travel packages offered are eligible for tax rebates.
In order for a tour package to be eligible, the package must include short term and/or camping lodging and at least one service. For example, a tour package that includes a 4-night stay at a hotel AND transportation to and from various places during the vacation would be eligible. The hotel stay serves as the short term lodging, while transportation is considered a service. Meals, admission to special events, and access to special areas would not be eligible as they are considered items/property, rather than services.
Have Rebate Forms Printed and Ready to Complete
Once you determine that your Canadian tour package is eligible for a tax rebate, locate the necessary forms to complete for the rebate. Having forms already printed and filled out before completing your vacation will reduce the time it takes to receive your rebate. When purchasing a tour package, your sales agent may be able to provide with the necessary forms and even advise you on how to complete them as well.
Finding the forms and completing on your own is also a simple step. Much of the information included on the Canada Revenue Agency website will prove useful with the necessary forms, as well as contact information. If visiting “The Great White North” wasn’t already appealing enough, be sure to look into the ability to redeem trip-related taxes.
Editor’s Note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real travel reviews about Tax Rebates in Canada.