Taxation upsets

HST charge on garden seeds upsets

I stopped at my local grocery store to purchase two packages of garden seeds, carrots and parsnips, so that I can grow my own vegetables. Imagine my surprise when I was charged HST on these items.

If I had bought them “ready grown” in the produce section, regardless of the country of origin, I would not have been charged tax on these items.

In this day and age when people are being encouraged to grow their own produce, I think it is a shame on the government, be it provincial or federal, to be charging taxes on garden vegetable seeds for home use.


Penny S. Coon, Vernon