Glossary definition


PST is dependent on region

This retail sales tax is charged when a good or service is purchased or acquired and is mandated by the provincial governments. The PST applies to both taxable and zero-rated items and is paid to the CRA.

For provinces including British Columbia, Manitoba, Quebec, and Saskatchewan, small businesses are required to charge customers the PST, as well as 5 percent GST.

Learn more about PST in our Canadian tax calculation article.

Also see QST, HST, GST.

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