Acupuncture & Naturopathic Medicine Services Now HST Exempt
Effective immediately, Satori is pleased to announce the following services are now HST exempt:
- Acupuncture Services (Note: Acupressure and Shiatsu will continue to be taxed)
- Naturopathic Medicine (Note: Some supplements may continue to be taxed)
We are aligning our pricing with these exemptions in accordance with the proposed federal budget(see below).
More information about our:
- Acupuncturist, Caroline Lowe
- Acupuncturist, Brendan Cheung is available here
- Naturopathic Doctor, Dr. Natasha Vani is available here
Acupuncture and Naturopathic Medicine services are typically covered by most insurance plans.
As quoted from Government of Canada website:
Acupuncturists’ and Naturopathic Doctors’ Services
Under the GST/HST, services covered under a provincial public health care plan are exempt in that province. Exemptions are also provided for services rendered to individuals by physicians, dentists and nurses and certain other health care practitioners, such as optometrists and midwives. The list of other health care practitioners whose services are exempt is set out in the GST/HST legislation.
The professional services of acupuncturists and naturopathic doctors are now regulated as a health profession in at least five provinces. Accordingly, Budget 2014 proposes that acupuncturists and naturopathic doctors be added to the list of health care practitioners whose professional services rendered to individuals are exempt from the GST/HST.
This measure will apply to supplies made after Budget Day.
More information: http://www.budget.gc.ca/2014/docs/plan/anx2-1-eng.html