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Sales Taxes -> Sales Tax Rates -> 2011 Sales Tax Rates
GST/HST
PST

2011 Sales Tax Rates in Canadian Provinces and Territories

The following table shows the general rates of provincial sales taxes or HST for most purchases, and provides links to the provincial (or federal) web sites regarding provincial retail sales taxes.

 
Prov/
Terr
2011 Rate

Provincial Web Sites

GST/HST PST
BC 12% HST n/a(3) BC Consumer Taxes
TaxTips.ca PST in BC and BC HST
AB 5% GST n/a  
SK 5% GST 5% Saskatchewan Provincial Sales Tax
MB 5% GST 7% Manitoba Retail Sales Tax
ON 13% HST n/a(4) Ontario Retail Sales Tax
TaxTips.ca Ontario HST
Ontario HST
QC 5% GST 8.5%(1) Québec QST and GST - for businesses
Québec QST and GST - for individuals
NL 13% HST n/a  
NS 15% HST n/a  
NB 13% HST n/a  
PE 5% GST 10%(2) Prince Edward Island Revenue Tax
NT 5% GST n/a  
NU 5% GST n/a  
YT 5% GST n/a  

(1) The sales tax is applied to the total of the selling price plus the GST.  The 8.5% QST rate is effective January 1, 2011.    The QST will be increased to 9.5% effective January 1, 2012, as per the Québec 2010 budget.
(2) The sales tax in PE is applied to the total of the selling price plus the GST.
(3) BC still has some sales taxes, such as the tax on designated property (vehicles, boats and aircraft).  See the link above to BC Consumer Taxes for more information.
(4) Ontario still has retail sales tax on insurance and on private sales of used motor vehicles.  See the link to Ontario Retail Sales Tax for more information.

Businesses which sell taxable goods and/or services in each province are required to register as a vendor to collect the provincial retail sales tax where applicable.

 

Revised: July 03, 2013

 

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