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Buying Gold and Silver in Alberta

Gold was discovered in Alberta in the mid-1800s and while it may not be as well known for it’s gold as British Columbia or Yukon, there are still reasonable quantities of placer gold deposits to be found.

Hobbyist gold panning in Alberta’s rivers is popular and it’s these fine deposits of placer gold that are responsible for several mini gold rushes in the 1800’s.

buying gold in alberta

Most of us prefer investment in gold to involve a somewhat easier retail purchase, instead of back-breaking gold panning – and thankfully buying gold in Alberta is easy, due to a good spread of local gold silver bullion and coin dealers across Alberta in addition to the growing selection of national bullion dealers in Canada.

Alberta is home to Bullion Dealer Of the Year 2016 winners, Silver Gold Bull.

Buying from Alberta Gold Dealers

Due to the high purchase price of investment gold and silver buying precious metals from gold dealers in Alberta should be undertaken with a degree of care, and due diligence, especially when buying for the first time.

Try to investigate the dealer’s reputation online, reading reviews either here or at other general business review websites, such as the Alberta BBB. Examine consumer protection advice at Service Alberta – and examine listings or request advice from the Alberta Chamber of Commerce – you may be surprised at what you can find out.

Finally, after you’ve completed your purchase please add to our Alberta gold dealer reviews, by rating and reviewing your chosen company above – this will help future investors best select an Alberta gold dealer suited to their needs.

Are Bullion Sales Taxed in Alberta?bullion sale tax

Most precious metal bullion in Canada is exempt from GST/HST provided the precious metals are defined as bars, ingots, coins or wafers of gold, silver or platinum, refined to a minimum purity of 99.50% for gold and platinum, or 99.9% for silver.

Note that palladium products ARE subject to HST/GST.

For bullion and coins that fall outside of these purities, Alberta charges HST at 5% and there is no PST in Alberta on bullion.

Bullion and coins are liable to Capital Gains Tax within Alberta as they are across Canada, subject to Personal-Use Property exemptions. These Listed Personal Property (LPP) rules state that coins with a resale value and gain of $1000 or less are exempt from a capital gain.

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IMPORTANT: The above tax details are listed for information purposes only and are believed correct at time of publication. Bullion.Directory are not tax experts. All enquiries about national and provincial taxes should be addressed to the appropriate local body. Taxes and taxation are subject to change.

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