What taxes apply to the different products?

Residents of British Columbia must pay 7% Provincial Sales Tax (PST) on all items purchased except seeds, books, garlic, and potatoes. If you live outside of BC, you will not be charged PST.

If you are a professional grower or have Aboriginal status, be sure to include your status number, and you will not be charged PST.

A 5% Goods & Services Tax (GST) is charged on all items going to Canadian customers. This tax is not charged for orders from outside Canada. Some seeds are GST exempt: If you will be purchasing 5kg or more of large seeds (peas, beans, corn), or 125g of other vegetable seeds, you will not be charged GST. In the event that the seeds are sold by number rather than weight, orders for seeds of 2,500 or more will not be charged GST.

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