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Canadian FAQ #202 – Difference Between PST & GST

Grant Gilmour

Tax Question:

How does PST work and how is it different from GST?


PST (Provincial Sales Tax) is a provincially-levied retail sales tax that is generally applied to goods or services acquired for personal use in British Columbia, unless there is a specific exemption.

GST (Goods and Services Tax) is a federally-levied value added consumption tax that is applied to the supply of most of the goods and services purchased in Canada.

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