NOTICE253 Harmonized Sales Tax for Ontario and British Columbia – Questions and Answers for Public Service Bodies

Notice to the reader

Reference in this publication is made to supplies that are subject to the GST or the HST. The HST applies in the participating provinces at the following rates: 13% in Ontario, 14% in Prince Edward Island (effective April 1, 2013) and 15% in Nova Scotia and, effective July 1, 2016, in New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador. GST applies in the rest of Canada at the rate of 5%. Finally, on April 1, 2013, the 12% HST in British Columbia was replaced by the GST and a provincial sales tax.

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Last update: 2010-09-17

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