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Tawnya Sutherland

Setting up HST in Your Shopping Carts

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Don't forget to make sure HST is setup in all your shopping carts. You can see the rates here on Wikipedia for each province.


Here's what 1shoppingcart told me to do living in BC and you can adjust to fit whatever province you live in:


What you'll have to do is set a country tax at 5% (GST) for Canada so anyone who purchases from Canada is charged a 5% tax. You would then need to 'Add a new state tax' for the province of Ontario at 8% for a total of 13% for anyone who purchases from Ontario. For each province that charges HST, you will need to add a new state/province tax for. You may only have to charge tax for the province you are in, and only GST to the remaining provinces but to be sure I would ask your accountant or call your local city hall. Make sure your products are set to charge both State tax and Country tax.


I also set up separate taxes in Paypal too as I had forgotten to do it there.


Hope this helps,


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Thanks for the tip, Tawnya - I had completely forgotten about my Paypal! :)

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