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Canada sales tax hikes 2016

  • May 29, 2016 | Richard Asquith

Canada sales tax hikes 2016

The following three Canadian provinces will raise their Harmonized Sales Tax rates to 15% as follows:

  1. Newfoundland and Labrador from 13% to 15% on 1 July 2016;
  2. New Brunswick from 13% to 15% on 1 July 2016; and
  3. Prince Edward Island from 14% to 15% on 1 October 2016

HST is made up of the local Provincial Sales Tax (PST) and the federal-level Goods and Services Tax (GST). GST is currently 5% across all Canadian provinces.


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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 can be contacted at: richard.asquith@avalara.com. He is part of the European leadership team which won International Tax Review's 2019 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.