There are three types of sales taxes in Canada: PST, GST and HST. See below for an overview of sales tax amounts for each province and territory.
|Province||Type||PST||GST||HST||Total Tax Rate||Notes:|
|British Columbia||GST + PST||7%||5%||12%||More info|
|Manitoba||GST + PST||7%||5%||12%||As of July 1, 2019 the PST rate was reduced from 8% to 7%.|
|New Brunswick||HST||15%||15%||As of July 1, 2016 the HST rate increased from 13% to 15%.|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||HST||15%||15%||As of July 1, 2016 the HST rate increased from 13% to 15%.|
|Prince Edward Island||HST||15%||15%|
|Quebec||GST + *QST||*9.975%||5%||14.975%|
|Saskatchewan||GST + PST||6%||5%||11%|
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