Most goods and services in British Columbia are subject to a sales taxtotaling 12% of the purchase price (7% PST + 5% GST). Please note alcohol istaxed at 15% (10% PST + 5% GST). Go to gov.bc.cafor more information.
UNDERSTANDING VANCOUVER'S HOTEL ROOM TAX
The current tax/levy rate in Vancouver is 16.5% of the hotel room rate.Please note that there are three types of tax/ levy involved:
Goods & Services Tax (GST): taxed at 5% of hotel room rate
Provincial Sales Tax (PST): taxed at 10% of hotel room rate(8% PST + 2% AHRT). AHRT: Additional Hotel Room Tax, which most major cities inBC collect.
Destination Marketing Fee (DMF*): levy taxed at 1.5% of hotel roomrate. The DMF is a fee which approximately 30 of downtown Vancouver hotelscollect to assist with the marketing of Vancouver as a destination.
A "foreign" convention, comprised of 75% non-Canadian attendees is eligible for rebates on the following: