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The Charter of the French language and its regulations govern the consultation of English-language content.

Snack Foods

The GST and the QST apply to sales of snack foods such as chips, crisps, puffs, curls and sticks.

Taxable snack foods

Examples of taxable snack foods are:

  • bacon crisps
  • brittle pretzels
  • cheese curls
  • cheese puffs
  • corn chips
  • fruit bars, rolls and drops, and similar fruit-based foods
  • granola products (for example, granola bars)
  • popcorn
  • potato chips
  • potato sticks
  • salted seeds (for example, peanuts and sunflower seeds when supplied salted)
  • snack mixtures that contain cereals, nuts, seeds, dried fruit or any other edible product

Zero-rated snack foods

Examples of zero-rated snack foods are:

  • any products sold primarily as breakfast cereals
  • unpopped popcorn kernels, salted or unsalted
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