HST— July 2010

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What retailers need to know about Harmonized Sales Taxes in Ontario and BC

Ontario and British Columbia will be harmonizing their provincial retail sales tax (PST) systems with the goods and services tax (GST), effective July 1, 2010. The new harmonized sales tax (HST) will be 12% in B.C. (7% provincial component plus 5% GST) and 13% in Ontario (8% provincial component plus 5% GST).

The following brochure discusses what Canadian retailers need to know about the new HST. It includes background, transitional rules and actions required of retailers.