Taxes on Canada Post products

Most of our goods and services are subject to the GST and/or provincial sales taxes (PST, QST or HST).

Items going to international destinations and Canadian Forces Post Office

No sales tax if the total price per transaction (single or multiple items) is $5 or more.

If it’s less than $5, then:

  • GST and QST if sent from Quebec (QC
  • HST if sent from Ontario (ON), Prince Edward Island (PEI), New Brunswick (NB), Nova Scotia (NS), and Newfoundland and Labrador(NL)
  • GST only when sent from Manitoba (MB), Saskatchewan (SK), Alberta (AB), British Columbia (BC), Nunavut (NU), Northwest Territories (NT), and Yukon (YT)

Lettermail™ and parcels within Canada (consumer)

  • GST when sent from BC, AB, SK, MB, NU, NT, and YT
  • GST if sent from ON, PEI, NB, NS, and NL to QC, MB, BC, SK, AB, NU, NT, YT, and the total transaction price is $5 or more and taken at the counter at the time of payment
  • HST if the total is less than $5 and the item is sent from ON, PEI, NB, NS, or NL
  • GST only if sent from QC, with a total price per transaction of $5 or more, and taken at the counter at the time of the transaction
  • GST and QST if sent from QC and the total transaction price is less than $5

PriorityTM, XpresspostTM and commercial parcels within Canada

  • HST if sent to ON, PEI, NB, NS, and NL
  • GST if sent to QC, MB, SK, AB, BC, NU, NT, and YT

Commercial mailings within Canada using postal indicia

(Commercial Lettermail, Addressed Admail, Unaddressed AdmailTM and Publications MailTM)

  • GST and QST if inducted in Quebec
  • HST if inducted in ON, PEI, NB, NS, and NL
  • GST if inducted in MB, SK, AB, BC, NU, NT, and YT

Tax exemptions

  • Postal money orders, including the fee and the exchange
  • Some provincial governments and their entities
  • Some Aboriginal people