Goods and Services Tax (GST) is a federal tax collected on most retail purchases in Canada. The rate is currently 5%. Some provinces charge a rate on top of the GST rate.
The Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) is the combined federal and provincial rate into a single rate, used by some of the Canadian provinces. The Canada Revenue Agency collects the HST and distributes the appropriate amounts to provinces participating in the HST.
The Provincial Sales Tax (PST) is the separate tax levied by British Columbia and Saskatchewan.
Rates vary depending on individual province. To see detailed information about the tax rates and laws for any given province, click on the map below.