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Commodity Tax (HST)


Government Attempts to Level the GST/HST Digital Playing FieldJanuary 13th, 2021

On November 30, 2020, the government put forward a fall economic update.  Included in this update are proposed changes to the GST/HST requirements for business,...
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GST HST Considerations in a COVID EnvironmentDecember 11th, 2020

As businesses continues to find new ways to operate amid the ongoing pandemic, managing the cash flow crunch is at the forefront for many companies....
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A Summary of the 2020 Fall Economic StatementDecember 1st, 2020

On November 30, 2020, Canada’s Minister of Finance, Chrystia Freeland, released Canada’s Fall Economic Statement. This is the Federal government’s first fiscal update since before the...
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Focused on Ensuring that Businesses are Handling their (GST/HST) Correctly both Nationally and InternationallyNovember 25th, 2020

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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2020-2021 Ontario Budget CommentaryNovember 9th, 2020

On November 5, 2020, Finance Minister Rod Phillips, tabled the 2020-2021 provincial budget. The budget builds on Ontario’s Action Plan that the government introduced in March 2020,...
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GST/HST on Additional Costs in Lease AgreementsOctober 22nd, 2020

The specifics of extra charges required of a lessee vary from lease agreement to lease agreement.  Most lease agreements will stipulate a base rent and...
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Meet the Commodity Tax TeamSeptember 24th, 2020

Meet our team of Commodity Tax Professionals. Their focus is to ensure that businesses are handling their GST/HST correctly, both nationally and internationally. Connect with ...
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GST/HST Reporting Period: How Frequently Do I Need to File?August 19th, 2020

GST/HST registrants are required to file GST/HST returns on a monthly, quarterly, or annual basis.  The reporting period a registrant has determines how often GST/HST...
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How Does GST/HST Apply to Airbnb/Short-term Rentals?August 6th, 2020

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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UNCOLLECTIBLE ACCOUNTS: Making Them ValuableJuly 24th, 2020

Tax Possibilities – Bad Debt Write-off As many businesses are struggling to collect outstanding amounts, it may be worthwhile to identify any receivables which have...
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