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20 Strange Items You Won’t Believe Are Taxed in Canada

What do smoked fish, automobile air conditioning units and fake boobs have in common? They’re all subject to tax.

We’ve talked about the oddities of Canada’s tax system before — like the tampon tax. But guess what? Because of the Byzantine nature of our tax code, tampons are still taxed, though not as much. Stay tuned, we’ll explain.

The National Post recently combed through Canada’s massive collection of taxes and tariffs to uncover an assortment of things that are subject to tax and some that aren’t. And because Canadian tax laws and rules are always changing, what is taxed today might not be taxed tomorrow. It’s taxing just trying to keep up!

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