Tax Exempt HST like PST

New Member
1 0 0

Hi Shopify employee..

I found a How-to on Shopify that shows how to exempt PST from a product.. by creating a collection with name: tax:provincial:exemption

My question is, how do we do that for HST in a few provinces of Canada. We need to waive the HST in our products to only charge GST.

Shopify Staff
Shopify Staff
326 0 35

Hey Thomas, 

Sorry for the late reply, but I just noticed we recently released a feature that may help with this. Its creatively called Tax Exemptions and it doesn't use the older collection method.

You should be able to test it out in the Settings>Tax area right now, (called "Add tax override") 

I've added your store to the beta program. Let us know if this is what you're looking for :-)

Shopify Expert
16 0 2


Shopify does indeed have a good setup for taxes. If you need to understand how taxes are applied please read "HOW TO APPLY CANADIAN TAXES WHEN SELLING ONLINE?" an article I wrote a while back that explain the logic behind charging taxes with an easy to use tax map.


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