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Canadian Sales Tax Rates

Current Sales Tax Rates in Canada by Province and Territory


Do You Know the Sales Tax Rate?

Do You Know the Sales Tax Rate?

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Dateline: 09/25/2013

In Canada sales taxes are applied in three different ways - at the federal level through the Goods and Services Tax (GST), at the provincial level through a provincial sales tax (PST), sometimes called the retail sales tax, or through the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST), a single tax combining the GST and PST. The rates vary by province and territory, as do the goods and services on which the tax is applied and the way the tax is applied.

This table summarizes the current rates of these sales taxes by province and territory.


Province GST PST HST Provincial Tax Information
Alberta 5% n/a n/a Alberta Tax and Revenue Administration
BC 5% 7% n/a BC Consumer Taxes
Manitoba 5% 8% n/a Manitoba Retail Sales Tax
New Brunswick n/a n/a 13% New Brunswick Taxes
Newfoundland n/a n/a 13% Taxes in Newfoundland and Labrador
NWT 5% n/a n/a NWT Taxation
Nova Scotia n/a n/a 15% Information for Nova Scotia Taxpayers
Nunavut 5% n/a n/a Nunavut Taxes
Ontario n/a n/a 13% Ontario HST
PEI n/a n/a 14% PEI HST
Quebec 5% 9.975% n/a Quebec GST and QST
Saskatchewan 5% 5% n/a Saskatchewan Provincial Sales Tax
Yukon 5% n/a n/a Yukon Taxation

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