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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The information provided below is presented for historical reference only.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.
|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.