All vehicles purchased in Canada are subject to a harmonized sales tax (HST), goods and services tax (GST) and/or provincial sales tax (PST).
All vehicles purchase at Calgary and Edmonton locations in the province of Alberta are subject to a 5% GST tax. All vehicles purchased at Toronto and London auction locations in the province of Ontario are subject to 13% HST tax. All taxes are calculated based on the final bid and auction fees. A Better Bid’s fees are not subject to sales tax.
There is an exemption: Ontario dealers are not subject to PST, but they must email proof in advance (in the form of their OMVIC registration) to A Better Bid™ at [email protected]. If the dealer is not from Ontario, he must pay PST and GST to A Better Bid™ and THEN apply for a refund of the PST via the Ontario Ministry of Finance.
To file for a refund from the Ministry of Finance, click here.
For more information on the entire process, click here.