|How much are you paying per litre of gas? It depends on where you fill your tank. The basic price for a litre of gasoline varies from province to province due to differences in provincial gasoline tax, provincial sales tax and, in some cities, transit tax.
A taxation change will come into effect in Ontario and British Columbia on July 1, 2010. The governments of Ontario and British Columbia will harmonize their Provincial Sales Tax (PST) with the Federal Goods and Services Tax (GST) to create a Harmonized Sales Tax (HST).
For more information, please visit the relevant posts on our Pump Talk blog.
In 2007, taxes in Canada represented, on average, 32% of the pump price.
- This graph and its rates are for information purposes only. They do not replace the applicable government legislation.
- Information obtained as of Aug. 21, 2008. Taxes listed are
for gasoline only.
- Base price represents the approximate Canadian national average
(before tax) for 2008.
- As of Jan. 1, 2008, GST rates on gasoline were reduced from 6% to 5%.
More questions about gas prices in Canada? Read the Frequently Asked Questions or visit our Pump Talk blog.