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Commodity Tax (HST)


Focused on Ensuring that Businesses are Handling their (GST/HST) Correctly both Nationally and InternationallyNovember 15th, 2019

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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GST/HST NEW HOUSING REBATE: Meeting the ConditionsAugust 27th, 2019

In a December 18, 2018 Tax Court of Canada case, the Court considered whether the new housing rebate was available where the taxpayer sold a...
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Suppliers Outside of Quebec Must Now Collect QSTAugust 20th, 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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Importing Tangible Goods into CanadaAugust 13th, 2019

Gone are the days when businesses operate without ‘dipping their feet’ or ‘jumping right in’ to our ever expanding global economy. With companies looking to...
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How Does GST/HST Apply to Airbnb/Short-term Rentals?July 4th, 2019

The popularity of Airbnb, short-term rental pools for cottages and vacation properties continues to grow.  One aspect of venturing into the short-term rental game is...
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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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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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