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What is Canadian Sales Tax?

Canadian Sales Tax refers to the combination of federal and provincial sales taxes that are imposed on the sale or purchase in Canada of most goods and services.  Canadian sales Tax includes federal goods and services tax (GST), Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) and Provincial Sales Tax (PST or sometimes, “RST”).

The rates of tax will vary depending on the place of supply of the goods or services.  At the time of writing, the rates of Canadian Sales Tax were as follows:

  • GST: 5%
  • HST: 13-15%
  • PST: 5-9.975%

For details on the rates, please see our post HERE.