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McDonald's Incorrectly Charged 20 Locations Extra Tax

Jun 20, 2013 07:41 PM EDT | By Staff Reporter
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A file photo of a McDonald's store (Reuters)
A file photo of a McDonald's store (Reuters)

Over 20 McDonald's locations in Manitoba, Canada charged customers extra tax on their burgers and fries on Thursday.

The fast food locations jumped the gun and increased the PST they were charging customers to eight per cent. The tax increase isn't supposed to take effect in Manitoba until July 1.

A savvy customer spotted the extra tax on his bill and alerted the company of its mistake.

A spokesperson for McDonald's blamed the restaurants' computer systems, which raised the tax too early.

The spokesperson added the problem has now been fixed, and customers could return to locations with their reciepts to get a refund.

The restaurants were charging extra PST today only, according to the spokesperson.

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