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Commodity Tax (HST)


Bare Trusts and GST/HSTMay 28th, 2019

There has been increased Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) audit activity as it relates to bare trusts and GST/HST.  It isn’t uncommon to see those involved...
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How Does GST/HST Apply when Exporting Tangible Goods from Canada?May 2nd, 2019

As Canadian companies continue to look for customers in other parts of the world, they must ensure that they take into consideration that Canada’s GST/HST...
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Suppliers Outside of Quebec Must Now Collect QSTApril 4th, 2019

On March 27, 2018 the Minister of Finance announced the creation of a new Québec sales tax (QST) registration service to ensure tax fairness for...
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GST/HST Implications for Condo FlippingFebruary 12th, 2019

Condo flipping is becoming more common with the recent housing market appreciation rates. Some purchasers of condos are looking to capitalize on these appreciating rates...
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Association and HSTJanuary 15th, 2019

In the tax world, association can have a significant impact on your income taxes, but it can also impact your GST/HST as well.   When it...
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GST/HST and Damage PaymentsJanuary 8th, 2019

Given the vastness of the GST/HST rules, it is wise to check the GST/HST rules for all transactions, especially those that are non-routine, such as...
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How Does GST/HST Apply When Purchasing a Business?November 22nd, 2018

When you are purchasing a business in a share deal, the GST/HST implications can be fairly straight forward, in that the purchase of shares of...
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Focused on Ensuring that Businesses are Handling Their (GST/HST) Correctly Both Nationally and InternationallyNovember 16th, 2018

Commodity tax (often referred to as Indirect Tax; GST/HST, PST) is often overlooked by businesses until the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) knocks on your door...
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Navigating Through a GST/HST AuditOctober 18th, 2018

With over 2.5 million GST/HST registrants, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has the monumental task of trying to administer this tax.  While trying to police...
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Navigating the GST/HST Implications for CryptocurrencySeptember 25th, 2018

Cryptocurrency is becoming more prominent in the virtual marketplace.  We were originally introduced to Bitcoin as a specific type of cryptocurrency years ago; but to...
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