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Sales Taxes  ->  GST/HST  ->  PST  ->  Sales Tax Rates -> 2010 Sales Tax Rates

2010 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.

2010 Rate Provincial Web Sites
BC 5% GST / 12% HST(1) 7%(1) / n/a BC Consumer Taxes PST in BC and BC HST
AB 5% GST n/a  
SK 5% GST 5%(4) Saskatchewan Provincial Sales Tax
MB 5% GST 7% Manitoba Retail Sales Tax
ON 5% GST / 13% HST(5) 8%(5) / n/a Ontario Retail Sales Tax Ontario HST

Ontario HST

QC 5% GST 7.5%(2) Quebec Consumption Taxes - Businesses

Quebec Consumption Taxes - Individuals

NL 13% HST(3) n/a  
NS 13%/15% HST(6) n/a  
NB 13% HST(3) n/a  
PE 5% GST 10%(7)  
NT 5% GST n/a n/a
NU 5% GST n/a n/a
YT 5% GST n/a n/a

(1) BC combined the PST with GST for a single value-added tax, 12% HST, effective July 1, 2010.  BC still had 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.

(2) The sales tax is applied to the total of the selling price plus the GST.  The 2009 Quebec budget proposed an increase to 8.5% effective January 1, 2011.  The 2010 Quebec budget proposed an increase to 9.5% effective January 1, 2012.

(3) The GST rate was reduced to 5%, and HST to 13% effective January 1, 2008.  They were previously reduced from 7% and 15% to 6% and 14% effective July 1, 2006.

(4) Saskatchewan PST rate reduced from 7% to 5% for all sales made on or after October 28, 2006.

(5) Ontario will combine the retail sales tax with GST for a single value-added tax, 13% HST, effective July 1, 2010.

(6) Nova Scotia announced in their 2010 Budget that their HST rate will increase to 15%, effective July 1, 2010.

(7) The sales tax in PE is applied to the total of the selling price plus the GST.

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

Charge and collect the tax - Which rate to charge

Revised: October 26, 2023


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