VAT news tagged as "PST"


Canada sales tax hikes 2016

May 31st, 2016

The following three Canadian provinces will raise their Harmonized Sales Tax rates to 15% as follows: Newfoundland and Labrador from 13% to 15% on 1 July 2016; New Brunswick from 13% to 15% on 1 July 2016; and Prince Edward Island from 14% to 15% on 1 October 2016 HST is made up of the …


Canada Prince Edward Island HST rise to 15%

April 21st, 2016

The Canadian province of Prince Edward Island is to raise its Harmonized Sales Tax rate from 14% to 15%. The new 15% rate will apply from 1 October 2016. HST is a blend of the federal Goods & Services Tax (GST) of 5%, plus the province’s Provincial Sales Tax (PST). Prince Edward Island is raising …


Canada New Brunswick raises HST to 15%

February 10th, 2016

The Canadian Province of New Brunswick is to increase its Harmonized Sales Tax from 13% to 15% from 1 July 2016. HST is a combination of Canadian federal Goods and Services Tax, currently 5%, plus the local provincial tax. It is this latter element that New Brunswick is increasing. Of the 12 Canadian provinces, five …


Canada Newfoundland ditches HST rate rise

December 12th, 2015

The Canadian Province of Newfoundland has confirmed that it will now not raise its Harmonised Sales Tax (HST) rate from 13% to 15% on 1 January 2016. The change in the consumption tax rise plan was announced by the new Liberal Premier, Dwight Ball. It was a manifesto promise for the Liberal party. HST is …


Canada Newfoundland raises HST to 15% 2016

August 2nd, 2015

The Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador is to increase its Harmonized Sales Tax (‘HST’) rate from 13% to 15% on 1 January 2016. Canadian HST is made up of local Provincial Sales Tax (PST) and federal Goods & Services Tax (GST). Newfoundland is increasing its PST rate from 8% to 10%. The GST rate …


Canada reviews GST on foreign B2C digital services

January 22nd, 2015

The 2014 Canadian Federal Budget has indicated that the government is considering levying Canadian GST on purchases by consumers of digital / electronic goods from foreign internet sites such as Amazon (Kindle), Netflix, Apple i-Tunes and Google Play. This shift would require foreign providers to GST register as non-resident traders in Canada, and charge taxes based …


Canada reviews GST on foreign e-retailers

February 26th, 2014

Canada is joining Australia and Japan in considering subjecting non-resident online retailers to Canadian Goods & Services Tax. The Canadian authorities have opened a public consultation on the issue, inviting interested parties to comment on the financial and administrative issue that would arise from obliging non-Canadian resident e-retailers to register for GST (including HST and …


Canada Ontario Harmonised Sales Tax rise proposed

June 24th, 2013

The Canadian province of Ontario has proposed a rise in its Harmonised Sales Tax (HST), which Is a combination of the federal Canadian GST and local PST. The current Ontario HST rate is 13%, which is about the average for Canada.  However, the authority reviewing the provision on public transport in Toronto has recommended that …


Canada Manitoba increases Provincial Sales Tax VAT to 8%

April 29th, 2013

The Canadian province of Manitoba last week announced a 1% rise in the Provincial Sales Tax (PST) to 8% from 1 July 2013. Like a number of Canadian provinces, Manitoba still charges PST plus the federal Goods & Services Tax, which is 5% across the whole of Canada GST.  This means the combined sales tax …