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Manitoba Postpones Sales Tax Changes

Tax Development Apr 06, 2020

On March 26, 2020, Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister announced that, due to financial challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic, the province will defer the implementation of key sales tax measures announced in its 2020 budget. The provincial sales tax (PST) rate reduction from 7% to 6%, the introduction of a provincial green levy equal to a flat rate of $25 per tonne of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions, and a planned tobacco tax rate increase – all previously scheduled to take effect on July 1, 2020 – have been deferred until further notice.

Further information about these sales tax changes is available in Manitoba Information Bulletin No. 120, “Taxation Changes – 2020 Budget”.