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Canadian provincial sales tax obligations

Four Canadian provinces have provincial sales taxes that that are separate from the federal GST/HST. Each provincial sales tax presents unique concerns. What should U.S. businesses know about Quebec, British Columbia (BC), Saskatchewan and Manitoba?   In Canada, the federal Goods and Services Tax / Harmonized Sales Tax (GST/HST) applies to taxable supplies in all [...]

Bill C-208 a win for family succession planning

When assisting clients with succession planning, we typically have conversations about the costs and benefits of available options to achieve desired objectives. Sometimes, this includes discussions about technical roadblocks that need to be overcome. Regarding the transfer or division of family businesses, recent amendments to the Income Tax Act (ITA) found in Bill C-208 provide [...]

Should you be registered for Canadian GST/HST?

U.S. businesses making sales to Canadian customers should know whether their activities require them to register for Goods and Services Tax/Harmonized Sales Tax (GST/HST). Even if you don’t have a permanent establishment in Canada, you may be required to register to pay GST/HST. GST/HST is a value-added sales tax that applies to the supply of [...]