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Canada Prince Edward Island HST rise to 15%

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  • 21 April 2016 | Richard Asquith

Canada Prince Edward Island HST rise to 15%

The Canadian province of Prince Edward Island is to raise its Harmonized Sales Tax rate from 14% to 15%.

The new 15% rate will apply from 1 October 2016.

HST is a blend of the federal Goods & Services Tax (GST) of 5%, plus the province’s Provincial Sales Tax (PST). Prince Edward Island is raising its PST – effectively from 9% to 10% - to get the new HST rate of 15%.


VP Global Indirect Tax
Richard Asquith
VP Global Indirect Tax Richard Asquith
Richard Asquith is VP Global Indirect Tax at Avalara, helping businesses understand their compliance obligations as they grow globally. He is part of the European leadership team which this year won International Tax Review's Tax Technology Firm of the Year. Richard qualified as an accountant with KPMG in the UK, and went on to work in Hungary, Russia and France with EY.