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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.
(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 (CRA) Resources
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Revised: December 20, 2022
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