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2015 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.

2015 Rate

Provincial Web Sites

BC 5% GST 7% BC Consumer Taxes PST in BC
AB 5% GST n/a  
SK 5% GST 5% Saskatchewan Provincial Sales Tax
MB 5% GST 8% Manitoba Retail Sales Tax
ON 13% HST n/a(1) Ontario Retail Sales Tax Ontario HST

Ontario HST

QC 5% GST 9.975% Quebec Consumption Taxes - Businesses

Quebec Consumption Taxes - Individuals

Basic Rules for GST and QST - rates

NL 13% HST(3) n/a Newfoundland & Labrador HST
NS 15% HST(2) n/a Nova Scotia HST
NB 13% HST n/a New Brunswick HST
PE 14% HST n/a Prince Edward Island HST
NT 5% GST n/a  
NU 5% GST n/a  
YT 5% GST n/a  

(1) 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.

(2) NS 2014 Budget announced that the previously announced HST rate reduction to 14% on July 1, 2014 and 13% on July 1, 2015 will not happen.  The rate will be maintained at 15%.

(3) NL 2015 Budget announced that the HST rate will increase from 13% to 15% on January 1, 2016.  However, it was announced in a Newfoundland and Labrador Tax Information Bulletin issued December 14, 2015 that the increase has been cancelled.

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.

Canada Revenue Agency Resources 

Charge and collect the tax - Which rate to charge

Revised: April 22, 2019


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