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Commodity Tax (HST)


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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Meet the Lead of Our Commodity Tax Services: Greg SawatskyFebruary 22nd, 2019

As a Partner in the tax services area, Greg provides GST/HST, corporate, personal, and estate tax services for the Hamilton and Burlington offices. Greg graduated...
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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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Are All Health Care Services GST/HST Exempt?August 21st, 2018

Generally, health care professionals are not registered for GST/HST due to the fact that the majority, if not all, of their services supplied to their...
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