We are happy to announce that as of April 1, 2013, our solar and wind renewable energy systems are now PST exempt with the return from HST to a provincial sales tax system of GST and PST. Under the list of PST exemptions from the provincial government is “energy conservation” personal property which includes: solar hot water, solar photovoltaic and wind electric systems.
This means that instead of the 12% HST tax, these renewable energy systems will now be 7% less, with only a 5% GST tax applied. For example, a $6,800 solar hot water system would have included an HST tax of $816. This system will include only $340 in tax, which means a savings of almost $500!
Read more on the PST exemptions (page 31).