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Taxation

Federal, provincial and territorial governments charge different taxes on gasoline, varying by province and sometimes by region within a province. The amount of some taxes are fixed, including the 10-cent-a-litre federal gas tax, regardless of the price. Others vary with the price. GST/HST is a 'tax on a tax' applied to the price of gasoline including other taxes.

Province Cents per Litre Sales Tax Other
British Columbia 14.5 + 2.34 carbon tax 12% HST 12.0 cents per litre additional tax in Greater Vancouver area.
2.5 cpl additional tax in greater Victoria area.
Alberta 9.0 5% GST
Saskatchewan 15.0 5% GST
Manitoba 11.5 5% GST
Ontario 14.7 13% HST
Quebec 15.2 5% GST
+
7.5% QST
Abatements in remote areas and within 20 km of U.S. and Ontario borders.
1.5 cpl urban tax in Montreal and surrounding communities
New Brunswick 10.7 13% HST
Nova Scotia 15.5 13% HST
Prince Edward Island 7.1 10.7% of the average wholesale price up to 8.7 cpl
Newfoundland 16.5 13% HST
Yukon 6.2
Northwest Territories 10.7 Tax reduced to 6.4 cpl in communities not served by a highway system.
Nunavut 10.7

Tax reduced to 6.4 cpl in communities not served by a highway system.

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