Saskatchewan. PST extension comes into effect

The expansion of services and goods affected by the Saskatchewan Provincial Sales Tax (PST) officially came into effect on October 1, 2022.

The province’s 6% PST expansion was announced in the 2022-23 budget to include entertainment events as well as an increase in the prices of tobacco products.

Admission to sporting events, concerts, cinemas, museums, zoos, conferences, seminars and professional theaters will be made.

Hunting and fishing guide fees, outfitting services as well as golf and curling membership fees will also be affected.

Originally, the expansion was to include gym and fitness memberships.

However, after gym owners refused, the government pulled them out of the expansion as part of its affordability plan in the first quarter 2022 budget update.

The TVP expansion was expected to add $10.5 million in revenue for 2022 and $21 million annually before excluding gym and fitness room memberships.

Removing gym and fitness memberships would decrease government revenue by approximately $3 million.

Saskatchewan’s PST expansion comes the same day the province raised the minimum wage to $13/hour.

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