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GST and PST of British-Columbia BC 2016

Calculate the BC sales taxes GST and PST

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Current GST and PST rate for British-Columbia in 2016

The global sales tax for Bc is calculated from provincial sales tax (PST) BC rate (7%) and the goods and services tax (GST) in Canada rate (5%) for a total of 12%.

British Columbia HST

On April 1st 2013, the government removed the HST and replaced it by provincial sales tax (PST) and GST in British-Columbia
See the website of the Canada Revenue Agency

Formula for calculating HST in BC

Amount without sales taxes x (GST rate/100) = Amount of GST in BC
Amount without sales taxes x (PST rate/100) = Amount of PST in BC
Amount without sales tax + GST amount + PST amount = Total amount with sales tax

Example

50$ x (5/100) = 2.50$ (GST)
50$ x (7/100) = 3.50$ (PST)
50$ + 6$ = 56$

Goods and services tax calculation for provinces of Canada

Regarding the sale of books, only the GST must be taken into consideration in this type of calculation. However, in some provinces, the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) must be used.

Exceptions to PST in BC

In general the rate of 7% is used on purchase or lease of goods and services. There is some exception following:

Name of exception Rate in % Rate in $ More information on PST exception
Accommodation 8% + up to 3% municipal regional district tax (MRDT) From september 1st 2015, the only city that ask for 3% is Vancouver, all other BC regional districts have a rate of 2%
Vehicles 7% to 10% and 12% PVTR of 1.50$ / per day for passenger vehicule rental tax For Private sales the PST is 12%. For GST Registrants the PST is from 7% to 10% depending on purchase price:
Purchase price PST on vehicle
From 0.01$ to 54 999.99$ 7%
From 55 000$ to 55 999.99$ 8%
From 56 000$ to 56 999.99$ 9%
From 57 000$ and over 10%
View this pdf for more info
Boats 7% or 12% Boats purchased from private sales, the PST is 12%. For GST registrants the rate is 7%.
Aircraft 0%, 7% or 12% For aircraft PST there is a multitude of different rules around aircraft parts, leasing and non-turbine aircraft.
In summary:
Turbine Aircraft and specifics parts: 0% PST
Non-Turbine Aircraft form Private sale: 12% PST
Non-Turbine Aircraft parts form Private sale: 7% PST
Non-Turbine Aircraft form GST registrants: 7% PST

For more information please read BC aircraft PST
Liquor 10% 10% PST is charged on liquor such as wine, spirits, beer, ciders and any other alcohol beverage that contain more than 1% of alcohol.
Manufactured buildings 7% of 45%, 50% or 55% of the purchase or lease 7% PST is charged on:
45% if portable building
50% if manufactured mobile home
55% if manufactured modular home
For more information please read BC manufactured buildings PST
ICE fund tax 0.4% PST on the purchase of energy products ICE stand for Innovative Clean Energy. This PST is required on a multitute of specific energy products mentionned here.

Visit the British-Columbia Provincial sales tax page for more information.

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