GST/HST Rates Across Canada
With eCommerce more and more businesses are selling goods and services across Canada. This has resulted in confusion on which sales tax rates apply. Majority of Canadian businesses must collect sales taxes from customers and remit them to the government. Depending on the province your business operates in, the rates are different.
Based on the province or territory in which your business operates in, you need to collect either:
- A combination of GST and PST
- GST only
What sales tax should I charge my customer in another province?
Generally speaking the sale tax you charge your customer depends on where the supply of the goods or services is made. If a business in Alberta sends products to a business in Ontario, the place of supply is Ontario and you will be charging your customer the HST at the rate for Ontario.
GST/HST sales tax rates that apply in Canada by province:
|Province||Type||PST||GST||HST||Total Tax Rate|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||HST||13||13|
|Prince Edward Island||HST||14||14|
What sales tax should I charge my customer in another Country?
If you sell good outside of Canada this is considered a zero-rated supply and you do not charge your customers GST or HST. However, if the goods are picked up from Canada then the supply is made in Canada and you are required to charge GST/HST depending on your respective province.
How to calculate GST/HST?
Example 1: In Alberta, where only GST applies and you sold a $100 item.
Example 2: In Ontario, where HST applies and you sold a $100 item.
Example 3: In Manitoba and Saskatchewan, PST, like GST, is calculated on the retail price only. The two taxes are then added to the retail price for your total. For example, in Manitoba: