Changes to the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST)

Some provinces have combined their provincial sales tax with the goods and services tax (GST) to create a harmonized sales tax (HST).

Complete list of GST/HST rates for every province.

On April 1, 2013, British Columbia (BC) and Prince Edward Island (PEI) changed the way their sales taxes are administered.

For new or revised GST/HST publications, go to Forms and publications.

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British Columbia

On April 1, 2013 the 12% HST was replaced by the 5% GST.

For business owners

For other new or revised GST/HST publications, go to Forms and publications.

For additional information on BC's sales tax reform, visit the Government of British Columbia Web site.


Prince Edward Island

On April 1, 2013 PEI followed the provinces of Ontario, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Newfoundland and Labrador in replacing its PST with the HST. The combined HST rate in PEI is 14%, of which 5% represents the federal part and 9% the provincial part.

For business owners

For other new or revised GST/HST publications, go to Forms and publications.

For additional information on PEI's sales tax reform, visit the Government of Prince Edward Island Web site.


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