Alberta Canada PST
What is the Provincial Sales Tax (PST) Rate?
Taxes in Canada are destination-based, meaning the sales tax rate is based, or determined from, the destination location an item is shipped to. This complicates business for retailers who need to have the exact and up-to-date sales tax rate for every shipment they make.
To see a full breakout of Canada sales tax rates by province, city and postal code, use our .csv tax tables.
What is the Alberta use tax?
The Alberta use tax rate, known as self-assessed, is the same as the sales rate. For additional information about Alberta taxes, you can check Government of Alberta. You could also contact a qualified certified public accountant or lawyer who specializes in tax law in Alberta.
Since legislators can vote to change tax rates at any time, it is very difficult for individuals to keep track of the changes. The population is also rapidly changing, which can cause frequent updates to the postal codes as well as local municipality names, which complicates the job of keeping track of sales tax jurisdictions.