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New point-of-sale initiative to help farmers


April 18, 2008
By Fruit & Vegetable

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It became effective April 1, 2005.
Ontario producers are now allowed to use their general farm
organization identification cards in place of a purchase exemption
certificate to obtain point-of-sale retail sales tax exemptions.

It became effective April 1, 2005. Ontario producers are now allowed to use their general farm organization identification cards in place of a purchase exemption certificate to obtain point-of-sale retail sales tax exemptions. The announcement comes following consultations between the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food, the Ministry of Finance and general farm organizations, and complements the existing tax exemption system. Producers who are not members of one of the general farm organizations will still be able to use their existing purchase exemption certificate, or apply to the Ministry of Finance for a refund. Information notices will be sent to retailers and all producers registered with the Farm Business Registration program.

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