So it has now been over a year since the PST rate for Vapour products has been in affect. But still often we do have customers confused when we tell them a price and then the after tax price is so high. So I thought I would just post a bit about it.

On Jan 1 2020 all vapour products in BC are subject to a PST Rate increase to 20% (Vs 7%) which would bring the total tax on vapour products to 25%. In addition to that they have changed the way in which the products are taxed as well where you add the total amount + PST then Calculate GST effectively increasing GST by 1% as well

Below is the official letter form the provincial government

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/taxes/sales-taxes/publications/notice-2019-005-sellers-vapour-products-pst-rate-increase.pdf

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