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Manitoba 2012 Budget
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Certain personal services will now be taxable: spa treatments,
non-medical skin and nail services (e.g. pedicures, manicures,
facials), hair services (haircuts, hairstyling, hair removal and
augmentation), tattooing and piercing. No sales tax will apply
to haircuts costing less than $50.
Sales tax will be applied to prescribed insurance premiums under a
contract of insurance, other than for health, accident or sickness,
Autopac, or individual life insurance. This includes property
and casualty insurance, group life insurance, trip cancellation
insurance, baggage insurance, and land titles insurance. The tax
will apply where the insured is a person resident in Manitoba or the
premiums are paid in respect of property located in Manitoba
To reduce tax administration costs for businesses, the tax return
filing frequency will be reduced, allowing 17,000 businesses to file their
sales tax returns less often.
For complete budget information, see the following on the Manitoba