Changes to BC and PEI taxes

On April 1, 2013 two Canadian Provinces will be altering their tax structure.

  1. Prince Edward Island will be implementing a Harmonized Sales Tax (HST). The combined HST rate will be 14% (provincial rate of 9% plus the federal rate of 5%).
  2. British Columbia will be eliminating the Harmonized Sales Tax and moving back to a GST/PST structure of 5% GST and 7% PST.

If you are currently using the Event Wizard® (DotCom Your Event Inc.®) payment gateway you will not be affected by this change. The tax rates will automatically be updated in your account on April 1, 2013.

If you are using your own payment gateway you must make the tax rate updates manually. Here’s how to do it:

From your Event Wizard® account navigate that is affected by this tax rate change. Click through to the edit menu and scroll to the Set-Up eCommerce section. Once here, click the Add Event Taxes icon.

From here fill out the three tax information fields and click SAVE.


Then, navigate to each of your fee items that are tax applicable, click ‘edit/update this field’ and select the new tax. Click SAVE and move on to the next.



Don’t forget to do this for each field that is affected by these tax updates.

If you need any assistance with this change please contact us.

Posted on March 26, 2013 by Mark Turner
Category : Event Wizard® & Event Wizard® Tips
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