Non-resident companies doing business in Canada who have registered for Canadian sales taxes often ask us to provide a chart that contains Canada’s sales tax rates. There isn’t a single sales tax rate for all of Canada.  There are differences across the country and non-resident businesses need to ensure that they are following the sales


We often get asked by non-resident companies for Canada’s sales tax rates.  Canada imposes a federal sales tax called “goods and services tax” (or GST).  Some provinces have harmonized their sales tax with the GST.  The provincial portion is called “harmonized sales tax” (or HST).  Some provinces have not harmonized their provincial sales taxes

Non-resident exporters/importers often are not aware of Canada’s many different sales taxes and sales tax rates (quite frankly, many Canadian companies cannot keep up with the changes). So, we put together a chart.

Canadian Sales Tax Rates Chart
As at March 1, 2013


Provincial Sales Tax GST/HST Rate GST Included in PST Tax Base