The basics on sales tax
In Canada, sales tax is charged by provinces on items shipped into the province. In accordance with local law, your Vestiaire Collective purchases will be taxed using the applicable tax rate(s) for your shipping address. If the tax rate changes before your purchase is shipped, the rate in effect at the time your order ships will be applied.
Based on your shipping address, you may see a combination of these types of taxes on your order:
- PST/QST - Provincial Sales Tax and Quebec Sales Tax
- GST - Goods and Services Tax
- HST - Harmonized Sales Tax (GST + PST)
How much is the sales tax?
- Sales tax is calculated on the total of your order after any discounts or promotions
- The tax amount charged on your order depends on your delivery address
- We'll always show you how much sales tax you'll be charged at checkout
- The sales tax shown at checkout will be for your default address, so the amount shown may change if you change your shipping address
- You can find out more info about sales tax by visiting the government’s website
What about sales tax holidays?
We will conform to any sales tax holidays of which we are aware. If we know of a sales tax holiday that applies to the items being sent to your shipping address, the sales tax we collect will be reduced accordingly. We try to stay aware of all sales tax holidays in Canada.
For more information on sales tax holidays, including qualifying items, you can visit your province’s department of revenue (or equivalent) website.
Sales tax holidays may only apply to specific items, so tax may still be calculated on items if they do not qualify.
Why am I charged on secondhand items?
In Canada, the obligation to collect sales tax applies to secondhand items as well as to new items.
What happens if I receive a refund?
If you receive a refund for your order, the sales tax that you paid will also be refunded back to your original payment method.
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