[oclug] Linux and PST
brianjbarber at gmail.com
Wed Nov 10 14:36:49 EST 2004
I think a call to the Ministry of Revenue is in order. When I held a
vendors permit, I charged PST for reselling hardware, but not for
services. That was quite a while ago.
On Wed, 10 Nov 2004 14:39:13 -0500, madadam at rogers.com
<madadam at rogers.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 10, 2004 at 02:20:28PM -0500, Michael Bazdell wrote:
> > This is interesting. Here's the situation.
> > You have a system.
> > You install Debian on it.
> > You sell the system.
> > You charge for the hardware.
> > You charge for the installation of the software (but not the software
> > itself).
> > This is where it's interesting. You have to apply PST to the service of
> > installing the software. Now, if you were to go in and do some sort of
> > modifications (updates, configs, etc), you don't charge PST on that
> > since the software you're doing this on is free and therefor
> > non-taxable.
> What makes installation and configuring/updating so different? Both involve working on the same software... I'd think that if one were untaxable, then the other would be too.
> > Does this make sense to anybody else? Does it happen everywhere or just
> > Ontario?
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