NSSC Blog: Before You Invest

Question of the Week: Are there HST or GST on my trades?

When you make a trade, or your adviser makes a trade for you on your behalf, is there tax charged on that trade? By tax we mean HST in Nova Scotia, or GST in other parts of the country. The short answer is no, you do not pay HST or GST on individual trades of securities. However, work done by your adviser may have HST or GST applied to it.