Is Crowdfunding Taxable (for Canadian GST/HST)?

Is Crowdfunding Taxable (for Canadian GST/HST)?

Following up on our last post on recent proposed tax changes affecting Uber and other rides haring services, we continue the technology theme with a post on sales tax (GST/HST) and crowdfunding. 

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The “Uber Tax”: New Rules Require Uber Drivers to Collect GST/HST

The “Uber Tax”: New Rules Require Uber Drivers to Collect GST/HST
Do Uber Drivers Pay Tax in Canada? GST/HST rules explained by Thang Tax Law

Do Uber drivers pay tax in Canada? New rules require drivers to register and collect GST/HST regardless of earnings, but it is unclear how drivers are supposed to comply.

Do Uber drivers pay tax in Canada? The answer for Canadian …

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Simon Thang Interviewed by CBC News on Taxes Changes

Simon Thang Interviewed by CBC News on Taxes Changes

Simon Thang, principal of Thang Tax Law, was interviewed yesterday by CBC News for his comments on potential sales tax increases in Saskatchewan. Thang Tax Law is a Toronto-based tax law boutique focusing on sales taxes including the …

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Lawyer’s Billings – How Much GST/HST to Charge? (Hint: it’s not necessarily 13%)

Lawyer’s Billings – How Much GST/HST to Charge? (Hint: it’s not necessarily 13%)

This article was adapted from the author’s Ontario Bar Association presentation for the Toronto Business Lawyers Association LinkedIn page.

Like any other business performing services in Canada (with sales more than $30,000 in the prior calendar year), lawyers are required …

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CRA Tweet Confusing About RRSP and Tax Return Deadlines?

CRA Tweet Confusing About RRSP and Tax Return Deadlines?

It’s safe to say that getting tax or legal advice off Twitter is generally a bad idea. But it is also impossible to deny technology’s key role in timely dissemination of  information. So the Canada Revenue Agency deserves kudos for …

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When to Charge Canadian GST/HST and Sales Tax & How Much?

When to Charge Canadian GST/HST and Sales Tax & How Much?

A question that commonly arises with businesses (especially with non-residents) is: How much GST/HST and other Canadian sales taxes do I charge? Identifying the current Canadian sales tax rates is easy. A simple internet search will bring up the current …

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When to Charge GST/HST on Real Property Sales?

When to Charge GST/HST on Real Property Sales?

A recent decision by the Tax Court of Canada highlights a difficult issue faced by sellers of commercial real estate (“real property” in GST/HST parlance): when to charge GST/HST? Unlike most other sales where vendors charge GST/HST, a special “self-assessment”

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Thang Tax Law in International GST/HST Book

Thang Tax Law in International GST/HST Book

Simon Thang, tax lawyer and principal of Thang Tax Law, has written the Canadian chapter on GST/HST and financial services in a recently published book, VAT and Financial Services: Comparative Law and Economic Perspectives (Springer, 2017)(ISBN 978-981-10-3465-7). It is available …

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Non-resident GST/HST Registration, Collection & E-Commerce

Non-resident GST/HST Registration, Collection & E-Commerce

The CBC recently reported that the Federal Government is considering changing the GST/HST rules in order to make non-residents, such as Netflix, charge GST/HST on e-commerce provided to Canadians. If changes are made, they have the potential to radically impact …

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Financial Services Exemption & Administrative Services

Financial Services Exemption & Administrative Services

“Financial services” are GST/HST exempt but applying the definition to specific services is notoriously difficult.  Part of the problem is that it’s not always clear how services are to be characterized; a service could have many aspects, some of …

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