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Notice to the reader: This website has been archived and is kept purely for historical purposes. For up to date information on GST, please visit the Canada Revenue Agency’s website.
Message from the Honourable Gordon O’Connor, Minister of National Revenue

The Canada Revenue Agency is pleased to assist consumers and businesses in adjusting to another one-percentage-point tax reduction. This Web site explains how the tax cut will be implemented and outlines the transitional rules. It also contains a series of questions and answers on selected topics.

We hope you will find the GST/HST rate reduction information you require on this site useful. In addition, the CRA has set up a dedicated information line to respond to questions from consumers and businesses. You can call us Monday to Friday, from 8:15 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (local time). Our toll-free number is 1-866-959-7797 (1-866-979-7798 in French). Quebec residents can contact the ministère du Revenu du Québec at or call 1-800-567-4692 for more information.