If I am visiting Toronto from outside Ontario, Canada and wish to make a purchase, are there any procedures I should be aware of?
We welcome all visitors to our store during their vacations and visits to Toronto. If a purchase is made on-site at Classic Organ Works, we can process it using credit cards (Visa or Mastercard) or cash in both U.S. or Canadian funds at an exchange rate to be determined at time of purchase. The advantage of visiting us is that you save on shipping costs for some of our larger products while enjoying a world-class tourist destination, the province of Ontario.
However, because we are a Canadian company, purchases made at Classic Organ Works while on visits are subject to a 13% Harmonized Sales Tax (HST).
What is HST?
HST is "harmonized Sales Tax", which is the retail sales tax charged by the federal and provincial governments of Canada. This tax and applies to most goods, gifts, food/beverages, and services including hotel and motel accommodation.
HST is not charged on shipments out of Canada.
Shipments to other provinces in Canada will be charged at the tax level due in the Province where the purchaser resides.