PST Rate Change For Books in Saskatchewan

In case you missed the news, Saskatchewan’s Provincial government announced in their budget that the PST Rate is increasing from 5% to 6% effective today, Thursday March 23, 2017.

In addition to the tax rate change, the PST tax relief on children’s clothing and footwear will no longer be in effect as of April 1st, 2017.

Here are additional information provided by the Saskatchewan’s Provincial government:

Important: Stores with a website need to edit their taxes in their ecommerce site as well.

Should you have any specific questions, please log a ticket in the Support Centre. Be sure to include your store name and contact person’s name and two contact telephone numbers.

HST Rate Change For Books in Newfoundland

Whether your store is in Newfoundland, or you are shipping books from another Canadian region into Newfoundland, Retailers will need to update their POS and eCommerce sites to charge the full HST rate on books for Newfoundland sales.

The province’s 2016 budget announced this change to Newfoundland’s HST tax rules, effectively raising tax on books from 5% to 15%, where previously some books qualified for PST relief. Newfoundland will become the first province in Canada to remove the PST relief on books, effective January 1, 2017.

This rate increase will affect all ACCEO Smart Vendor Retailers directly in Newfoundland, as well as those Retailers in other regions using ACCEO Smart Vendor’s special Taxes By Province feature to automatically apply the correct GST/HST rate for the province being shipped to.

Download instructions on how to update your tax configurations in ACCEO Smart Vendor system.