Taxes, Duties and Fees (GST/HST) Regulations

Section 3

Paragraph 3(b)

Administrative Policy

Excise and GST/HST News, No. 104, July 2018

In general terms, ETA s. 154 excludes provincial sales tax from the consideration on which GST/HST is imposed if the sales tax is imposed at no more than the general sales tax rate for the province. B.C. is now imposing sales tax at 20% on cars sold for more than $150,000 and at 15% between $125,000 and $150,000. Thus the effect of ETA s. 154 is that GST is also charged on this B.C. sales tax.