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Placing an order Methods of payment Applicable taxes Tax exemption

Placing an Order

To place an order, please contact us by phone at 1800 463-6868, by fax at 1888524-1444, or by e-mail.

Methods of payment

General public

  • Orders must be prepaid.

  • Cheques, money orders, Visa or MasterCard are accepted as payment on telephone and mail orders.

  • Cheques or money orders attached to your mail order must be made payable to the Receiver General for Canada.

Federal government department or agency

For a federal government department or agency, the only acceptable method of payment is through Interdepartmental Settlements (IS).

Member of Parliament (MP)

Please call 1800463-6868 for more details on methods of payment.

Applicable taxes

When a sale takes place between Elections Canada and a client, applicable sales tax is charged. The following table indicates how sales tax is applied.

Customer GST or HST* PST**
Federal government No No
Provincial governments HST only No
Private company or individuals (not exempted) Yes Yes
Private company or individuals (exempted) No if exemption number No if exemption number
* HST applies only to Newfoundland, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.

** PST is calculated on the amount that includes GST for Quebec and Prince Edward Island. PST is calculated on the amount excluding GST for Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and British Columbia. Note that there is no PST for Alberta, NWT, Nunavut and Yukon.

Tax exemption

Elections Canada needs the exemption certificate number in order not to charge tax. If a customer claims to be exempt but does not provide Elections Canada with an exemption number, Elections Canada must charge tax. The exemption number must be provided when ordering.