Taxes on Canada Post products

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

Postage to international destinations and Canadian Forces Post Office

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

(The $5 limit doesn’t include amounts spent on domestic postage and other purchases.)

If it’s less than $5, and:

Sent fromTax applied
NB, NL, NS, ON, PEI HST
AB, BC, MB, NT, NU, SK, YT GST
QC GST and QST

Lettermail™ and parcels within Canada (consumer)

Sent fromToTax applied
AB, BC, MB, NT, NU, SK, and YT Anywhere in Canada GST
NB, NL, NS, ON and PEI and the total transaction price is $5 or more and taken at the counter at the time of payment AB, BC, MB, NT, NU, QC, SK, YT GST
NB, NL, NS, ON and PEI and the total transaction price is either:
  • Less than $5,  or
  • Greater than $5, but sold as unapplied postage stamps
Anywhere in Canada HST
QC, and the total transaction price is $5 or more and taken at the counter at the time of payment  Anywhere in Canada, outside of QC GST
Inside QC GST and QST
QC, and the total transaction price is less than $5, or sold as unapplied postage stamps Anywhere in Canada GST and QST