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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.
(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 (CRA) Resources
Revised: May 18, 2021
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