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Saskatchewan Updates Bulletin for Retailers

Tax Development Apr 18, 2017

The 2017 Saskatchewan budget announced that, effective April 1, 2017, restaurant meals, snack foods and many other previously exempt food and beverage items are subject to PST.  In addition, the budget eliminated Saskatchewan’s PST exemption for children’s clothing and footwear, effective the same date. Saskatchewan Finance has updated Information Bulletin PST-2, "Information for Grocery, Convenience and Drug Stores", to clarify the tax status of various items, in light of these changes.  The revised bulletin provides updated lists of taxable and exempt items commonly sold by these retailers, as well as an appendix showing taxable and exempt foods and beverages under the current rules.