Sales Tax Rates Across Canada - Effective January 1, 2012

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Sales Tax Rates Across Canada - Effective January 1, 2012

The chart below shows the sales tax rates that will be in effect in Canada as of January 1, 2012.  Note that sales tax rates are subject to change in the future.

PROVINCE OR TERRITORY SALES TAX TYPE SALES TAX RATE
BC - British Columbia HST 12%
AB - Alberta GST 5%
SK - Saskatchewan GST
PST
5%
5%
MB - Manitoba GST
PST
5%
7%
ON - Ontario HST 13%
QC - Québec GST
QST
5%
9.5% NOTES 1, 2
NB - New Brunswick HST 13%
NS - Nova Scotia HST 15%
PE - Prince Edward Island GST
PST
5%
10% NOTE 3
NL - Newfoundland and Labrador HST 13%
NU - Nunavut GST 5%
NT - Northwest Territories GST 5%
YT - Yukon Territory GST 5%

GST = Goods and Services Tax

HST = Harmonized and Services Tax

QST = Quebec Sales Tax

PST = Provincial Sales Tax

NOTE 1: The Québec Sales Tax increased from 8.5% to 9.5% effective January 1, 2012.

NOTE 2: QST is applied on the total of the selling price PLUS GST. Thus, it is a tax on tax.

NOTE 3: PEI PST is applied on the total of the selling price PLUS GST. Thus, it is a tax on tax.

This article is intended to inform readers of developments as of the date of publication on November 27, 2011, and is neither a definitive analysis of the law, proposed law, administrative positions, interpretations, court cases etc. nor a substitute for professional advice. Readers should discuss with appropriate professional tax advisors, financial advisors, legal counsel and/or other advisors regarding how the information may apply to their specific situations.

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Sales Tax Rates Across Canada - Effective January 1, 2012

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