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.
|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|
|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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