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Canada: Provincial Sales Tax Changes, July 2016

  • May 11, 2016 | Gail Cole

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Updated 5.20.2016

Harmonized sales tax (HST) rate changes are set to take effect in Canada on July 1, 2016.

New Brunswick

The provincial portion of the HST in New Brunswick will increase from 8% to 10%, for a new combined total rate of 15%.

Newfoundland and Labrador

The rate of harmonized sales tax in Newfoundland and Labrador will also increase from 13% to 15%, effective July 1, 2016. The provincial portion of the HST increases from 8% to 10%.

Also on July 1, a 15% retail sales tax on insurance premiums for property and casualty policies will be reintroduced. And the retail sales tax on used vehicles will increase from 14% to 15%.

Information about additional tax changes is available in the Revenue Action section of Budget Highlights 2016. Learn more about Canadian goods and services tax at Avalara VATLive.


Sales tax rates, rules, and regulations change frequently. Although we hope you'll find this information helpful, this blog is for informational purposes only and does not provide legal or tax advice.
Gail Cole
Avalara Author
Gail Cole
Gail Cole
Avalara Author Gail Cole
Gail began researching and writing about sales tax in 2012 and has been fascinated with it ever since. She has a penchant for uncovering unusual tax facts, and endeavors to make complex sales tax laws more digestible for both experts and laypeople.