Small Business Guide to Canadian Sales Tax Rates

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It’s rewarding to be an entrepreneur: realizing your dream, being your own boss, flexible hours, etc. However, entrepreneurship also comes with responsibilities, including charging correct sales tax for your goods and services. 

Which one should you charge your customers, GST, PST, QST, RST, or HST?  Pretty confusing, isn’t it? Don’t worry. We’ll explain them all: the types of sales tax in Canada, the rates for each province, general rules and exemptions, how to register for a sales tax account, as well as filing and paying your sales tax.  

We encourage you to speak to a tax professional, but this guide helps you prepare yourself with some foundational knowledge.