BC switched the taxing system once again. First, we’ve had PST (for Provincial Sales Tax) and GST (Government Sales Tax). GST is the same for all provinces, 5%; and PST varies from province to province. Some provinces have HST (Harmonized Sales Tax), which is a combination of the two. We’ve had HST in BC since May 2010, and switched back to GST/PST again as of today. 

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