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Sales Taxes  ->  GST/HST  ->  PST  ->  Sales Tax Rates -> 2016 Sales Tax Rates

2016 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.

2016 Rate

Provincial Web Sites

AB 5% GST n/a  
BC 5% GST 7% BC Consumer Taxes PST in BC
MB 5% GST 8% Manitoba Retail Sales Tax
NB 13%/15% HST(3) n/a New Brunswick HST
NL 13%/15% HST(2) n/a Newfoundland & Labrador HST
NS 15% HST n/a Nova Scotia HST
NT 5% GST n/a  
NU 5% GST n/a  
ON 13% HST n/a(1) Ontario Retail Sales Tax Ontario HST

Ontario HST

PE 14%/15% HST(4) n/a Prince Edward Island HST
QC 5% GST 9.975% Quebec Consumption Taxes - Businesses

Quebec Consumption Taxes - Individuals

Basic Rules for GST and QST - rates

SK 5% GST 5% Saskatchewan Provincial Sales Tax
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) NL 2016 Budget announced that the HST rate will increase from 13% to 15% on July 1, 2016.  The previously planned January 1, 2016 increase to that rate was cancelled.

(3) NB 2016 Budget announced that the HST rate will increase from 13% to 15% effective July 1, 2016.  They will also introduce an HST credit for low to middle income New Brunswickers.

(4) PE 2016 Budget announced that the HST rate will increase from 14% to 15% effective October 1, 2016.

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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