What TAX should I pay on my purchase?

  • US buyers pay no tax, however might be charged duties for some made in Canada products due to regulation changes.
  • Canadian buyers pay GST or HST, based on the province they live in.
    • BC buyers pay GST+PST on kits, parts and ebikes. Bikes with conversion takes 5% GST on all and 7%PST on conversion kit only.
    • QC buyers Pay QST-GST
    • MB buyers Pay GST-PST MB
By |2020-06-26T20:13:24+00:00November 28th, 2017|3 Comments


  1. Jimoh Omobamiduro June 26, 2020 at 5:06 pm - Reply

    In Alberta, we don’t pay sales tax.

    • EbikeBC June 26, 2020 at 7:15 pm - Reply

      That’s not correct. In Alberta you pay federal tax (5% GST) but no Provincial tax.

  2. Elwood Dowd August 5, 2020 at 4:56 pm - Reply

    It would seem that there are some gaps in the info that the above noted contributors are mentioning.
    BC Provincial sales tax is 7%, not 5%. The Federal tax, GST, which is charged on ALL new bikes and parts, is 5%.
    The requirement for trading in a motor vehicle in order to qualify for a rebate is clearly based on ensuring a net swap between E-Bikes and a car/truck vehicle. Don’t expect that to change as there is likely little interest on the part of the Province to subsidize the general purchase of recreational bikes, of any form.
    Even now, the number of E-Mountain bikes (aka electric dirt bikes) that the Province is “subsidizing” is quite spectacular. That’s right, git out there and rip-up the trails.
    The expectation is that cargo E-Bikes are restricted in terms of what specific brands, models etc. are available under the subsidy program will be based on intended use, restrictions to ensure that certain Government requirements for safety, manufacture and power unit limitations are met and likely a few more bureaucratic limitations. Don’t expect any domestic manufacturers to be building bikes here in Canada. Too expensive to do it and if the numbers did get high enough, the assembly would be farmed out overseas anyway.

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