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Revenue Tax Rate History

Transition to the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST)

Effective April 1, 2013, the Province of Prince Edward Island implemented the harmonized sales tax (HST).  HST replaced the provincial sales tax (PST @ 10%) and the federal goods and services tax (GST @ 5%).

Under HST, the provincial portion is nine percent (9%) and the federal portion is five percent (5%) for a combined rate of 14%.  

Please refer to the Canada Revenue Agency website for assistance with the application of HST in Prince Edward Island, or call 1-800-959-5525.

The information provided below is presented for historical reference only.


The Prince Edward Island Revenue Tax Act came into effect on July 1, 1960.

During the sitting of the Legislative Assembly in the fall of 2012, amendments to the Revenue Tax Act were passed which, effective April 1, 2013, remove the requirement of businesses to charge, collect and remit the PST.

The following is an historical summary of the revenue tax rates pursuant to Section 4 of the Revenue Tax Act.

  April 1, 2013 Replaced by the harmonized sales tax (HST)
  March 13, 1981 10%
  February 29, 1980   9%
  October 1, 1978   8%
*April 11, 1978   5%
  March 19, 1971   8%
  April 16, 1969   7%
  April 1, 1963   5%
  July 1, 1960   4%

* In order to stimulate the economy, the Federal Government requested the Provinces to reduce sales tax rates for a six month period. The Federal Government reimbursed the Provinces for any lost revenue.


Please note:
This page is prepared for information purposes only, and should not be considered a substitute for the applicable statutes. Should there be any conflict between the contents of this page and the statutes, the statutes shall prevail.

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