Good-bye HST

Photo credit: Guilhem Vellut/Flickr

A man sits at booth. He is against the HST. Photo credit: Guilhem Vellut/Flickr

Level 2

On April 1, 2013, B.C.’s HST will disappear.
HST means Harmonized Sales Tax. It is a 12 % tax.
B.C. will now have two taxes: the GST (5%) and the PST (7%).
GST means Goods and Services Tax. PST means Provincial Sales Tax.
Some prices will go up: beer and making film and TV shows, for example.
Some prices will go down: bikes and appliances such as fridges, for example.
Some prices will stay the same: pet food and electronics such as TVs, for example.

Adapted from The Province

Our April issue is out!

The front page of The Westcoast Reader

The front page of The Westcoast Reader


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