Why is HST information so difficult to find?

Why is HST information so difficult to find?

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I started a discussion on HST over the summer with the intention of making regular posts.  However, life seemed to get in the way and it died a quick death.  This last week I was trying to find whether Nova Scotia had PST or HST and the rate which at which it was to be applied.  I was astounded as to how difficult it was to locate the information.

And so the table below has been created….This table is current as of September 30, 2010 and shows the general rates of provincial sales taxes or HST for most purchases.  (Every government likes to make exceptions to their rules)

The current GST rate is 5%.

Hope that it helps and will save some of you for searching for the same information!

2010 GST, PST and HST RATES

 

Province or Territory
GST/HST
PST
BC
5% GST / 12% HST
7% / n/a
AB
5% GST
n/a
SK
5% GST
5%
MB
5% GST
7%
ON
5% GST / 13% HST
8% / n/a
QC
5% GST
7.5%
NL
13% HST
n/a
NS
13%/15% HST
n/a
NB
13% HST
n/a
PE
5% GST
10%
NT
5% GST
n/a
NU
5% GST
n/a
YT
5% GST
n/a

Juliet Aurora

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Juliet Aurora is the CEO of AIS Solutions and Co-Founder of Kninja Knetwork. Through both of these businesses she fulfills her mission to Educate and Empower those around her. In 2017, her firm was named Intuit's Global Firm of the Future, the first time the title has ever been awarded to any firm outside of the US. She has also has been named as one of the Top 50 Women in Accounting, one of the Top 50 Cloud Accountants and one of the Top 10 Canadian Influencers in the Bookkeeping Industry. Her passion for education is channeled through the Intuit Trainer Writer Network, hosting Kninja Knowledge Webinars and most recently, developing a Cloud Accounting Course for the next generation of accounting professionals.

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