im in the phillippines right now (been here for six months) and ive discovered that cigarettes are very cheap here. im returning to canada in a week...does anybody know how many cigarettes im allowed to bring back and the duties and tax for anything over the duty free amount?
Hi. Hope this helps...
Duty free limit: 200 cigarettes, 200 tobacco sticks, 50 cigars, and 200 gram loose tobacco.
Duty on over the limit: $15 per carton of cigarettes, $7 per 200 tobacco sticks, $6 per 200g loose tobacco. In addition, you will have to pay provincial tobacco tax and provincial sales tax. (Sorry, I don't have specifc tax information for the different provinces.)
Finally, if you go over the personal $ exemption limit, you will have to pay GST.
Hello to HomerJS
I am told a single pack of cigarettes cost about $10 in Canada. Is that true?
Ciggies in Canada are rather expensive....and there is a law in effect now against advertising them so if you go to a store, expect all the ciggies to be behind a cover....You'll have to know what you want or will spend some time trying to figure it out.
But yes, they are around $10/pack.