Manitoba Retail Sales Tax Rate Decreases to 6%

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Frédéric Pansieri
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| 3/23/2020

Note: The previously announced retail sales tax rate reduction, introduction of a green levy and the tobacco tax rate increase that were effective July 1, 2020 have all been deferred until further notice.

The Premier of Manitoba, Brian Pallister, announced on March 5, 2020 that the PST rate will be decreased from 7% to 6%, effective July 1, 2020. The table below sets out the general Canadian sales tax rates for each province as of July 1, 2020: 

 Province  GST/HST Rate  PST Rate
Newfoundland & Labrador  15% N/A
Nova Scotia  15% N/A
Prince Edward Island  15% N/A
New Brunswick  15% N/A
Quebec    5% 9.975%
Ontario  13% N/A
Manitoba     5%

Before July 1, 2020: 7% 
On/after July 1, 2020: 6%

Saskatchewan    5% 6%
Alberta    5% N/A
British Columbia     5% 7%
Yukon and the Territories    5% N/A

Transitional rules will also apply relating to the decrease in the Manitoba PST rate. Those rules have not yet been released.

The information in our Tax Letter is current to March 12, 2020. The information contained here is of a general nature and is not intended to address the particular circumstances of an individual or entity. We endeavor to provide accurate and timely information; however, there is no guarantee that such information is accurate in the future. Specific professional advice should be obtained prior to the implementation of any suggestion contained in this publication.

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