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HST - Which provinces???

which province charges HST??? - ON, BC, NB, NFL, NS and who else??
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Labrador

Keep in mind BC is only 12 % HST
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Frank wrote:
Jun 16th, 2010 5:18 pm
Labrador

Keep in mind BC is only 12 % HST
is it not the case that you should be only charging your BC customer 13% if you are located in ontario... it doesn't matter if they are at 12%....
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imnew wrote:
Jun 17th, 2010 5:55 am
is it not the case that you should be only charging your BC customer 13% if you are located in ontario... it doesn't matter if they are at 12%....
Whoah! Retailers must charge the correct HST rate for the province involved. The HST rate for BC will be 12%, so that's what you must charge them. ON, NB, NL are at 13% HST NS will be 15% HST

PEI, the 3 Prairie provinces, Quebec and the 3 Territories charge GST. Provincial Retail Sales Tax is also charged in PEI, SK, MB and QC. AB and the 3 Territories do not have Provincial Retail Sales Tax, so they are GST only.

BTW: The official name of our easternmost province is "Newfoundland and Labrador"
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Just Confused wrote:
Jun 17th, 2010 10:27 pm
Whoah! Retailers must charge the correct HST rate for the province involved. The HST rate for BC will be 12%, so that's what you must charge them. ON, NB, NL are at 13% HST NS will be 15% HST

PEI, the 3 Prairie provinces, Quebec and the 3 Territories charge GST. Provincial Retail Sales Tax is also charged in PEI, SK, MB and QC. AB and the 3 Territories do not have Provincial Retail Sales Tax, so they are GST only.

BTW: The official name of our easternmost province is "Newfoundland and Labrador"
Yep, and for businesses like ours, where people travel all over the country, we have to claim the correct ITC for each province they have an expense it! A big pain, we have to revamp our whole expense reporting system, and ensure everyone follows the rules closely.

HST is going to be a pain until all provinces are on board, at same rate. If that ever happens!
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Aug 6, 2005
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For those of you who need a reference, read CRAs bulletin B-103 Place of Supply rules to see what rates you should be charging. Go to their website and enter B-103 into the search field to find it.

Different rules apply to tangible property, intangible, and some services. So the tax method also depends on what you're "selling" so to speak, not just where the consumer is located.

But for the most part (resellers of goods) what Just_Confused said up there is right.
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When I file a HST return, do I need to account for each province separately?
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Bullseye wrote:
Jun 18th, 2010 11:02 am
Yep, and for businesses like ours, where people travel all over the country, we have to claim the correct ITC for each province they have an expense it!

???

Generally speaking:

HST paid on expense = ITC
Conquistador wrote:
May 20th, 2010 2:57 pm
One other thing you should know for future reference. If it is on the subject of taxes, listen to ghostryder. He knows his stuff.
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ghostryder wrote:
Jul 19th, 2010 11:42 pm
???

Generally speaking:

HST paid on expense = ITC
I meant that we have to be very careful now with expenses, as we can easily have a guy who parks in Toronto, flies to Alberta and works there, then drives to BC, etc. We've had to rebuild our whole expense report template to accommodate this, as employees do not manually enter GST/HST, it is calculated for them by the template.
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Bullseye wrote:
Jul 20th, 2010 8:04 am
I meant that we have to be very careful now with expenses, as we can easily have a guy who parks in Toronto, flies to Alberta and works there, then drives to BC, etc. We've had to rebuild our whole expense report template to accommodate this, as employees do not manually enter GST/HST, it is calculated for them by the template.

Oh I see.

But if you have employees working all over the country, shouldn't you already be keeping track of different tax rates in different provinces (HST-in NS/NB/NL, GST in AB, SK etc)? Or at least allowing for that possibility? Just curious.
Conquistador wrote:
May 20th, 2010 2:57 pm
One other thing you should know for future reference. If it is on the subject of taxes, listen to ghostryder. He knows his stuff.
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ghostryder wrote:
Jul 20th, 2010 9:40 pm
Oh I see.

But if you have employees working all over the country, shouldn't you already be keeping track of different tax rates in different provinces (HST-in NS/NB/NL, GST in AB, SK etc)? Or at least allowing for that possibility? Just curious.
We weren't up until now, as we never had anyone working in an HST province before. PST was just a cost to us, we only ever tracked GST, regardless of province.
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Bullseye wrote:
Jul 21st, 2010 8:32 am
We weren't up until now, as we never had anyone working in an HST province before. PST was just a cost to us, we only ever tracked GST, regardless of province.
I see. Look on the bright side, now you will be ready once everyone else harmonizes.
Conquistador wrote:
May 20th, 2010 2:57 pm
One other thing you should know for future reference. If it is on the subject of taxes, listen to ghostryder. He knows his stuff.
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