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Monday, September 01, 2014
Saskatchewan

NEW GOVERNMENT CONFIRMS NO PST ON USED CARS

Clarifies definition of eligible light vehicles

Finance Minister Rod Gantefoer today offered new details of the government's commitment to eliminate the Provincial Sales Tax (PST) on used cars and trucks.

"As of today, people buying used light vehicles will not have to pay the PST where tax has previously been paid in full, and dealers will no longer have to collect the tax," Gantefoer said. "Those who have paid the PST since Nov. 8, 2007 can apply for a refund. We made a promise to the people of Saskatchewan; we are keeping that promise."

Light used vehicles eligible for the PST exemption include:

  • All cars;
  • All sport utility vehicles;
  • All light vans (mini-vans, passenger vans and cargo vans that are rated "one-ton" or less); and
  • All light trucks (quarter-ton, half-ton, three-quarter-ton and one-ton trucks).

 

Where a vehicle is not previously tax-paid, the value of any trade-in will continue to be deducted before the PST is applied and the vehicle will be deemed to be fully tax paid thereafter.

The change saves Saskatchewan people an average of $450 on their purchase of an eligible used vehicle. Estimated annual impact for government is $45 million.

"I am very pleased with the co-operative response from stakeholders like the Saskatchewan Automotive Dealers Association in determining the implementation aspects of this promise," Gantefoer said. "This is the first of many steps we are taking to secure the future for Saskatchewan people."

More information can be found in the attached bulletin, refund guide and refund form. Inquiries and refund requests may be directed to 1-800-667-6102 or 306-787-6645, by email at sask.tax.info@finance.gov.sk.ca or on-line at http://www.finance.gov.sk.ca/taxes/pst.

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For more information, contact:

Saskatchewan Finance
Tax Information Inquiry Line
Phone: 1-800-667-6102

Lorri Thacyk
Finance
Regina
Phone: 306-787-6605

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