Canada GST and HSTThe Canadian federal GST, Goods and Services Tax, is similar to VAT in other countries.
The GST and HST, Harmonized Salea Tax, apply to most supplies of goods and services supplied in or imported into Canada.
The standard GST rate is 5%
The three provinces of Ontario, New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador harmonize the 8% sales tax with the 5% GST, creating a 13% harmonized sales tax, HST.
The HST in Prince Edward Island is 14%.
The HST in Nova Scotia is 15%.
Zero rated Goods and Services
Medical drugs and services.
Exempt Goods and ServicesHealth services.
Services by financial institutes.
Long term residential rent.
Payroll TaxThe tax is imposed by several provinces, including Ontario, Manitoba and Quebec on gross salaries.
The tax rates are 1.95%- 4.26%.
For more info please see Canada Revenue Agency website: www.cra-arc.gc.ca.
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