Table 7.5
Calculation of sales taxes on furniture in Ontario

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  GST calculation PST calculation
Expenditure on furniture (excluding sales tax) $3.075 billion $3.075 billion
× Taxable proportion 0.992 0.994
× Sales tax rate 0.05 0.08
= Sales tax on furniture $152.5 million $244.5 million

Source: Guide to the Income and Expenditure Accounts, Statistics Canada, catalogue no.13-017-X