Questions tagged [hst]

HST is the Harmonized Sales Tax in effect in several Canadian provinces. This is a combination of Federal and Provincial taxes that are applied in one transaction.

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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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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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How can I minimize the impact of the HST?

HST is being introduced in both Ontario (see this question) and B.C., does anyone have suggestions for how to reduce its impact on individuals?
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Ontario HST rebate: I live in Quebec. Are the rebate cheques for Ontario residents only?

HST cheques are for Ontario residents only? Thought it was Canada. I live in Quebec. So we don't receive a cheque? But will have to pay the HST on all items purchased?
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Ontario HST rebate: When would I qualify?

I turned 18 in January 2010 and I filed a 2009 income tax return. When will I qualify to receive the rebate?
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I am married and currently being sponsored. I have a taxation number when filing taxes. How much HST rebate will my family receive?

I am married and currently being sponsored. I have a taxation number when filing taxes. How much HST rebate will my family receive?
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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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Ontario HST Rebate: What was the mailing date of the June, 2011 HST rebate cheque?

What was the date that the June, 2011 HST rebate cheques were mailed? I have my bank statement that covers up to June 17th and the HST cheque was not deposited by that time.
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Ontario HST rebate: Would I be receiving a cheque if I owe Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)?

Would I be receiving a cheque if I owe Canada Revenue Agency?
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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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Ontario gas prices & HST: What will happen to prices at the pump on July 1, 2010?

When the HST comes into effect on July 1, 2010 will gas prices at the pump be affected immediately?
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What will happen to quarterly GST cheques when HST starts in Ontario?

The Federal government gives GST cheques to those who have qualifying incomes. What will happen in Ontario when the taxes merge?
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Where to find Amazon Canada's GST/HST Number? Wasn't on invoice emailed to me

I have a small business registered to collect GST/HST. I purchased a product from Amazon.ca, and they charged me HST. However, the invoice they emailed me did not contain the HST/GST, or Business ...
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How will Ontario's HST apply to books / textbooks, which were PST exempt before?

Students (university/college) have been hit hard enough recently with tuition hikes. How will this latest cost increase affect the cost of education materials?
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Ontario HST rebate: I am now 18. Do I get the last rebate cheque?

I turned 18 in September 2010. I filed my income tax for 2010. Will I receive an HST rebate cheque for June 2011? How much could I expect?
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Ontario HST rebate: Would my child's dependent status change when he/she turns 18?

My daughter turned 18 in January 2011. She is still in school and still living at home. I am a single parent. Is she considered a dependent for the family rebate or would we each be classified for the ...
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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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At what top income is the HST rebate set at 0?

It appears that if a household has a total income greater than $166K (I wish), there is no rebate at all. Is this a correct interpretation?
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Will the Ontario HST rebates be direct deposited, or mailed, or both in June 2010 and 2011?

Will the Ontario HST rebates be direct deposited, or mailed, or both in June 2010 and 2011?
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Self employed as IT consultant and as massage therapist: Do I need 2 HST numbers?

I am self employed as an IT consultant and now also as a registered massage therapist. My combined earnings are over $30K annually. Do I need to get a 2nd HST number for the massage therapy income?
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Ontario HST rebate: Canada Student Loan debt in default. Can they take my transition rebate?

I don't owe the Ontario government anything - not even student loans - but I do have a defaulted Canada Student Loan in default. Can they take my transition rebate?
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Ontario HST rebate: Does each person in the same home get the HST rebate if they file their own taxes?

Does each person in the same home get the HST rebate if they file their own taxes?
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Ontario HST rebate: I'm a single individual now, but I'm expecting in July. Would I receive the family rebate amounts later?

I am a single individual now, so I'd be receiving $100 in June. But, I'm expecting in July (will be a single mother.) Will a change in the rebate amount come for December and so on? Would I be ...
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Ontario Sales Tax Transition Benefit: Can you still get first cheque even if 2009 taxes are filed later?

If a person hasn't filed his or her tax return for 2009 before the cheques are mailed out in June 2010, will they still receive the payment after they file the return, or are they out of luck?
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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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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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HST vacant lot severed from a farm for sale, zoned residential but still has crop on it

I am considering selling a piece of land that was severed as a residential lot from our family farm. The crop has been planted on it, even though it was legally severed as residential. If I sell ...
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HST for a new home in Ontario, a first time home buyer

I am planning to buy a new home for 830,000, what is the HST calculation? Can HST be paid together with the mortgage? Thanks.
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Ontario HST rebate: When in December 2010 will we receive our HST cheque?

Does anybody know when in December 2010 we will be receiving our HST cheques?
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Can I still charge and keep money from my small business, listed under HST?

This question relates to the province of Ontario in Canada. As a small business owner, there is an exemption where you are not required to charge HST on goods and services if you make under thirty ...
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When does the HST impact pre-purchased services in Ontario? [Canada]

Some services will be impacted earlier than July 1, 2010. What services are impacted and what date does the full 13% get charged?
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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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Self-employed: Is the HST portion of my invoice to be included in my taxable income?

I am self-employed and charge and receive HST. I file an HST return so any monies are returned to the government. Is the HST portion of my invoice to be included in my taxable income?
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We received the first HST payment but we got a notice of an error. Will we still get our next HST payment?

We received the first HST payment. However, something was wrong on our taxes. We got a notice a week or so ago saying that we now owe, because our rent receipts -- that we handed in -- got lost. ...
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Ontario HST rebate: Newly married. Can I change to married status for HST rebate?

I recently was married in April 2010. I received my HST rebate of $100 as a single individual, and my husband didn't receive any. As a couple we would qualify for the $330. Can I change to the ...
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Ontario HST rebate: Does a single parent of an 18 year old qualify for the maximum payment?

As a single parent of an 18 year old, am I still considered a single parent?
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Ontario HST rebate: Do widowers fit into the “Couples” category, i.e. $1000?

There are 2 categories for the HST tax credit, that determines the dollar credit ie. $300 or $1000. The categories are 1) A single person with no child or 2) Couples or Single Parents. Would a widow/...
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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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Determining CMHC insurance premium

Is the calculation based on purchase price with HST or without HST? For example, the property is being purchased from the builder and the stated purchase price includes HST. If the posted price is $...
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Should insurance pay me tax (hst) on top of the quote for home repairs?

I'm in the middle of an insurance claim for a flood at my house. Insurance gave us a quote for the repairs but we do not want to use their contractors because we have heard negative stories about them....
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How is the adjusted family net income calculated for the Ontario Sales Tax Transition Benefit (OSTTB)? What is included in that adjustment?

How is the adjusted family net income calculated for the Ontario Sales Tax Transition Benefit (OSTTB)? What is included in that adjustment?
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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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Ontario HST rebate: Is there such a thing as $500 HST transition cheques, or is it $335?

Some friends have mentioned getting a $500 government rebate mailed to them... Is it possible that an amount of $500 be payable for the HST transition, or could this be for something else? It seems ...
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Ontario HST rebate: Would a single mom of 6 children get more of a rebate?

Does the calculation for the Ontario HST take into account factors such as dependents? Would a single mom of 6 children get more of a rebate?
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How does Ontario's new HST affect a condominium purchase?

I'm wondering what the rules are regarding HST and a purchase of a condominium. When buying a new construction condominium, would I need to pay HST? What about for existing (re-sale) condo's? I've ...
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Will I need to pay HST on condo maintenance fees?

Are condo fees going to go up when the HST goes into effect? If so, are there any exemptions to this?
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How to apply 1% rate reduction using GST/QST Quick method?

I use Quick method for calcualting GST/QST remittances: The Quick Method is a simplified accounting method designed to help registrants calculate the GST and QST they must remit to Revenu ...
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HST rebate when buying a vacant piece of land / lot and building one's own new home on it?

I am looking at buying a vacant piece of land from a developer and building a house on it. I realize I must pay HST on the purchase of the land. If I act as the contractor/builder of my new home, ...
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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?