In Canada, every province establishes its sales taxes that consumers and businesses are required to pay at the point of sale.
In this article, I will break down the Sales Tax Rates By Province in Canada so you know all there is to know about it!
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Let me tell you what are the sales taxes applicable in Canada!
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Sales Tax Rates By Province Overview
In Canada, there are three types of sales taxes that different provinces can charge, namely GST, PST, and HST.
GST stands for Goods and Services Tax.
PST stands for Provincial Sales Tax.
HST stands for Harmonized Sales Tax.
The Harmonized Sales Tax replaces the Provincial Sales Tax and Goods and Services Tax in certain provinces.
In the Province of Quebec, the Quebec Sales Tax (QST) is charged as the equivalent of the Provincial Sales Tax.
The sales taxes are collected on the sale of most goods and services offered by individuals and entities in the province.
Companies are required to charge the sales tax at the point of sale and remit the sums collected to the tax authorities.
In Quebec, Revenu Quebec administers the Quebec sales taxes charged in the province such as the GST and QST.
Sales Tax Rates By Province In Canada
Province Type PST GST HST Total Tax Rate
Alberta GST 5% 5%
British Columbia GST + PST 7% 5% 12%
Manitoba GST + PST 7% 5% 12%
New Brunswick HST 15% 15%
Newfoundland and Labrador HST 15% 15%
Northwest Territories GST 5% 5%
Nova Scotia HST 15% 15%
Nunavut GST 5% 5%
Ontario HST 13% 13%
Prince Edward Island HST 15% 15%
Quebec GST + QST 9.975% 5% 14.98%
Saskatchewan GST + PST 6% 5% 11%
Yukon GST 5% 5%
So there you have it folks!
What are the sales taxes applicable in the different Canadian provinces?
In this article, I provide a quick summary of the different sales taxes applicable in different Canadian provinces.
It’s important that you keep in mind that the tax rates may change and it’s up to you to ensure you verify the actual sales taxes in effect in each particular province.
The province of Quebec is one of of the provinces in Canada that charges both federal and provincial sales taxes (GST and QST).
If you sell goods and services in Quebec as under a business entity, partnership, or as a sole proprietor, be sure to comply with the local taxes laws to ensure that you legally do business.
If you have questions, you can consult a qualified business attorney for assistance.
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