Retail Sales Tax

Frequently Asked Questions

On July 1, 2010, the Retail Sales Tax (RST) was replaced by the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST). The provincial portion of the HST is eight per cent and the federal portion is five per cent, for a combined HST rate of 13 per cent.

The Canada Revenue Agency administers the HST. For answers to your HST questions and for more information, visit or call 1 800 959-5525.

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