HST coming into effect July 1st, 2010

Unfortunately, the new HST will be coming into effect July 1st, 2010.  This means that instead of just charging the 5% GST on our services our fees will be subject to the much higher 13%.  Our association (OMTA) has been lobbying the government to make massage therapists exempt from having to charge tax on their services but to no avail.  The government will force us to charge 13% HST on our services effective July 1st, 2010.