Quandaries and Queries 

Hi! just wondering if you could help me? I need to find an easy solution to remembering how to calculated the gst and pst once I have the total amount. ex: my total is $154.40, I have to find the gst and then the pst. I live in bc so the taxes are 7% for gst and 7.5% for pst. I think I can do the gst but i am having problems finding the pst. what I have done is 154.40 divided by 1.07= 144.30 so my gst and pst is $10.10. but I need to find the amount for each. could you please help me?? RobinHi Robin, The pst and gst are each applied to the before tax price. That is pst amount = 0.075 (before tax price) The gst is 7% of $134.85 and the pst is 7.5% of $134.85. The sum of the pst, gst and $134.85 is $154.40. Penny 

