Effective April 1, 2013, British Columbia (BC) and Prince Edward Island (PEI) will change the way their taxes are applied.
British Columbia will eliminate the 12% HST and reinstate the 5% GST and 7% PST. As of April 1, 2013, all shipments within Canada destined for BC will have the applicable GST rate applied to them. PST is not applicable for courier services but may be applied to other products such as non-branded packaging and shipping supplies.
Prince Edward Island will replace the PST with 14% HST. As of April 1, 2013, all shipments within Canada destined for PEI will have the applicable HST rate applied to them, of which 9% is the provincial portion and 5% the federal portion.
For more information, please visit www.cra.gc.ca.