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To be used for any question on GST [Goods and Services Tax]. The term is predominantly used in Australia and Canada. Typically a Federal [Central Government] tax. Other countries have different terms for this tax. The GST can be used for these as well. In some countries there is a separate Goods Tax and Separate Service tax. In this case this tax should not be used. The similar tax by State [province] is called differently and should not use this tax.

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Australia. Joint Ownership with ex multiple properties. Are we in business?

hypothetical: Australia. Divorced couple. We have joint ownership of a number of residential properties. Not 'tenants in common' - 'joint tenants'. Neither of us is in business though one of us has an ...
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Do I need to charge GST to US based client?

I have been working (Website Automation Testing in Java Coding, Selenium) for a US-based client since October 2021. I send him an invoice every month addressing his registered company in Massachusetts ...
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Sole proprietor with saving account linked to GST reg and other bank accounts

Is it possible to use savings account linked to GST for personal expenses as a sole proprietor or individual? How to manage other savings accounts when GST is registered? Should I also show the ...
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What is GST revenue?

I know that Revenue means Income-Investment. However in the context what is meant by revenue here? I do not think there is any investment involved when you take a tax. I feel this is extremely ...
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How is GST/HST treated when you file corporate tax?

FOR CANADA: Let's assume I make $100,000 in sales with a 13% HST tax = $113,000 in a year. Also let's assume zero expenses for the year. I pay $13,000 in HST. Are my corporate income taxes on $100,000?...
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Do Indian YouTubers need to register for GST?

If an Indian professional earns 30 lakh per annum from his regular job and then 18 lakhs per annum from YouTube and Affiliate Marketing, do they need to register for GST? The personal also earns 4 ...
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Salary packaging in Australia

How does salary packaging work in Australia (2020)? Is it effectively just a tax deduction for high ongoing vehicle costs? (For example, to determine whether salary packaging is a personally ...
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Ontario, Canada rules for tax rates for services

In Canada, various provincial and federal taxes are applied to goods and services. In the event that a tax rate changes, there can often be confusion as to which tax rate to use for services rendered. ...
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Sole trader GST for small income business in Australia (aside from main salary)

Trying to find out how to handle this case. Next year will be even more fun as I've moved to New Zealand. For tax purposes, I'm a resident in Australia for FY2018. All good. I earned x as salary, ...
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Obtaining Figures For Australian GST Business Activity Statement From GNUCash

I have been entering all my financial records into GNUCash, and now I need to find the most efficient way to extract all the needed figures for the BAS. The Income & GST Statement looks like the ...
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Can GST tax input credits be claimed for Meals and Entertainment which are 100% deductible for income purposes?

Typical meals-and-entertainment operating expenses for business are limited to a 50% deductible towards income calculation. There are exceptions. The rules listed by the CRA allow higher percentage to ...
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Is SGST applicable if UGST is applied on purchase or sales?

If my transaction belongs to union territory. Is SGST also applicable when UGST is applied for such transaction?
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The mathematics of GST makes no sense to me

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) is a destination based tax, which means that the state in which the goods are consumed receives the tax. The GST is implemented using three separate taxes: Central ...
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If your spouse passes away do you lose any tax credits (GST and Trillium Credit) owed to them before they died?

My husband passed away this pass on 17-July-2018. Until he passed away we hadn't filed our income tax for the years 2015, 2016 and 2017. I am wondering if and when I do decide to file our taxes; ...
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How to pay Australian GST for an overseas journal fee?

I have to pay open access publication fees for a journal in Hong Kong. The payment is supposed to be transferred via swift. Apparently, according to new rules, I should pay GST for this service (...
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Claim duty back on phone purchased via contract termination because moving overseas

6 months ago I signed up for a 24 month phone plan which included a phone at no additional cost. Today I am preparing to move from Australia to the UK for a new job and I will have to cancel my ...
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Corporate tax & GST/HST tax - Canada

I've started self incorporated small business in Canada, registered with Ontario province in 2017. As per corporate tax structure, both corporate tax return and GST/HST return is filed by end of ...
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How to request customs for revaluation of Customs Duty on the prize received to India from US in a competition

I got a prize from website from US as I was winner in the event. Parcel was posted to India through USPS its a Honor Band 3 which costs around 50 USD in US and 2800 INR in India. Today I received the ...
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Canada Taxes GST and HST on different goods

I'm developing an eCommerce site for a client whose shop is based in Ontario, Canada. They sell books, DVDs and music CDs to all provinces in Canada. After reading up on Canada's sales-tax system, the ...
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GST goof up. Can I ask for interest?

I had booked a 2BHK apartment with a well known builder. As per the agreement and payment structure I paid all the installments but the last one, which I was supposed to pay at the time of possession. ...
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Am I supposed to get "GST/HST credit" cheques even if I have substantial savings abroad?

I have moved to Canada, Nova Scotia about a year ago, so I filed my first tax return (2017) already. Long story short, I lived the entire year out of my own savings - there was no income and no ...
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GST & TDS for international money - advertisement platform

Am from India and I've created an online platform(a webbased application) where ADVERTISERS can list ads(or campaigns) and PUBLISHERS can use this ads and promote them. So when ADVERTISERS pays me, ...
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Do freelancers have to pay GST if they are providing services out of India?

If income as an individual freelancer in India is below 20 lakhs and if I am providing services to clients abroad then am I liable to pay any GST in India? Also what if the person gets orders from ...
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What is the import duty on computer hardware in India?

I find each international shopping site quoting different amounts as "Import Duty" for computer hardware (like processor, RAM and graphics card). Amazon's global store calculates it at 40 to 43% of ...
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GST and Per Diems.

As an independent contractor I charge GST for my services. When I travel outside of my home area for work I charge a per diem to cover meals and incidental expenses that are not itemized. It is a ...
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Why GST carries weight in property price?

Country is New Zealand. Some properties in the market carry a message, This property is worth xxx,xxx dollars (plus GST if any) I am really confused by this "plus GST if any" statement. If GST ...
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Can I claim GST/HST Input Tax Credits (ITCs) on Uber, taxi, or limousine fares?

Uber invoices do not include a GST/HST number, and tax is not separated. On the other hand, Uber drivers ARE required to be registered for GST/HST and collect & remit the tax. http://...
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Written off sales in Canada GST/HST Return

I've made sales to my customer but i couldn't collect the payment so i made it as a bad debt. Now i'm preparing GS/HST return to CRA. I'm sure i do not need to report the written off tax amount to ...
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How does GST on PayPal payments work for Australian Taxation?

I am an Australian sole trader and I have recently started publishing eLearning videos to view online at a .com website that pays into my PayPal account. Purchases are in USD and my share is paid ...
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Supporting a Kickstarter project: Should a customer's pledge payment include sales tax, e.g. GST/HST in Canada?

Kickstarter became open to Canadian projects some months ago. I discovered a Canadian software project and backed it with a $40 pledge. The project subsequently exceeded its funding target, almost ...
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What income bracket(s) are eligible for the GST/HST credit in Ontario?

As per the information on CRA website, the eligibility for GST/HST credit is met if any one of the below are true: You are 19 years of age or older before the month in which we make a quarterly ...
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As an independent contractor, should I always charge the client the GST/HST?

As an independent contractor, does my hourly rate determine if I should charge GST/HST to the client? Or should I charge it always?
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Do I need to collect GST/PST for providing software services to companies outside of Canada?

I have a corporation registered in BC, Canada. I provide custom software development services to companies outside of Canada. Do I need to collect GST/PST ?
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What is CAN PRO?

I have had several deposits into my bank account over the past year from this ($125.??) I am sure it is federal and provincial and some kind of credit. But for what?
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GST/PST payments considered personal loss

Long story short, five years ago I opened (and became administrator of) a corporation for a friend (he was in bankruptcy). I recently "reacquired control", only to discover no GST was ever paid, no ...
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Is the GST credit any higher than usual starting July 2010?

I've heard through the grapevine that starting July 2010 GST credit cheques will be higher than usual because of this new HST? Does anyone have a confirmed answer to this? Thank you.
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Are the HST rebates only paid for the first year, or will they be issued every year?

Will the HST rebates be paid each year after 2010 as well, or is this a one time thing?
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What address do I use to register for information on the GST & HST?

What address do I use to register for information on the GST & HST?
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Ontario harmonized sales tax (HST) transition benefit rebate cheques / OSTTB: Who, when, how much?

As part of introducing the HST this July 1st, 2010, the government of Ontario promised to issue special HST rebates to people meeting certain criteria, in order to ease the transition to the new tax. ...
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My Ontario small business collects only PST (beneath GST threshold). How will HST affect me?

I own a small business in Ontario and make less than $30,000 per year. I only charge the PST Will I be affected by the new HST and if so, how ? ==================== Also: If the PST is going ...
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When does Ontario's HST come into effect?

When does the HST become effective? Will all businesses start charging HST right away, and will it replace the 5% GST with a straight 13% tax for all services?
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