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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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