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How To File Your GST-HST Return From A Completed Worksheet

If you have a completed GST-HST worksheet you can easily file your GST-HST return, either by using the figures on the Worksheet and transfering them to a return, or by signing and dating the worksheet itself and mailing it to the Canada Revenue Agency. (If you're not sure what a GST-HST worksheet looks like, you [...]

How much GST or HST should I charge? – GST and HST rates by province

When you are registered to collect GST or HST and make a sale of goods or services to payer in another province, you must charge the rate of GST or HST according to the rate in the payer's province. For example, if you are a vendor based in Ontario and registered to collect HST, [...]

GST/HST In One (More) Sentence

©iStock/stockstudioX Okay. I may have oversold that last tip, since clearly this explanation of GST/HST is longer than one sentence. But hopefully it’s still making sense, which is more than we can say for most things in this world. If you’re still with me, read on…I promise it won’t hurt a bit. As [...]

GST/HST Explained in One Sentence

©iStock/paprikaa Here, for the first time on any stage, the amazing stunt of explaining the entire system of GST/HST in Canada in a single sentence! As I answer clients' questions, peruse our great nation’s major newspapers, and fall down the rabbithole of Facebook posts, I encounter so many misconceptions about the GST/HST that [...]

Help! I’m late registering for a GST/HST number!

©iStock/Massonstock While it’s always best to audit-proof your return by keeping relevant records and calculations, don’t overlook the importance of registering for the GST/HST once you've billed $30,000 in any 12-month period. The fact that people can (and many do) gross $30,000 or more and neglect to register for the GST/HST, and that [...]

Do I Really Have to Get a HST/GST Number?

If you’re self-employed, freelance, or run any kind of business in Canada, you've probably heard that you have to register for the HST/GST once you make more than $30,000. But what exactly does that mean, what income counts toward the limit, and how do you do it? Personal Tax Advisors: Next Level Tax Preparation Next [...]

Do you need to pay GST/HST instalments?

Paying instalments can be a surprise. GST/HST registrants who file returns only once a year are sometimes surprised to learn that the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is expecting quarterly GST / HST instalment payments through the year. They don't know...because CRA doesn't tell them until it's too late. Not every registrant has to pay [...]

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