Selling to BC? British Columbia Expands PST Registration Rules

Selling to BC? British Columbia Expands PST Registration Rules

Businesses selling into the province of British Columbia (BC) should be aware of proposed changes that may require them to register for BC provincial sales tax (PST). The proposals were announced in the Province’s 2020 budget and fiscal plan and …

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Non-Residents Registering for Canadian Sales Tax

Non-Residents Registering for Canadian Sales Tax

The US Supreme Court expanded the rules for requiring out-of-state sellers to collect sales tax. How does this compare to Canadian sales tax?

In South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc., et al, 585 US (2018) (“Wayfair”), the United States Supreme …

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Quebec Sales Tax Proposals Target Non-Resident E-Commerce

Quebec Sales Tax Proposals Target Non-Resident E-Commerce

Quebec is proposing to force non-resident e-commerce businesses to register for Quebec Sales Tax starting January 1, 2019.

On March 27, 2018 Quebec announced unprecedented proposals for expanding the 9.975% Quebec Sales Tax to e-commerce. If these proposals are passed,

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Thang Tax Law Quoted in Bloomberg BNA Tax Story on GST/HST

Thang Tax Law Quoted in Bloomberg BNA Tax Story on GST/HST

 

Simon Thang was quoted for his comments on the Club Intrawest GST/HST decision by the court of appeal.

Simon Thang was quoted in a Bloomberg BNA tax story about a recent Goods and Services Tax/Harmonized Sales Tax decision of the Federal Court of Appeal. The decision, Club Intrawest 2017 FCA 151 deals with membership fees for  international …

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New Tax Rules Target Airbnb, Vacant Properties & Flippers.

New Tax Rules Target Airbnb, Vacant Properties & Flippers.

The Ontario provincial budget introduced on April 27, 2017 proposes a number of taxes affecting real estate.

The most publicized is the 15% foreign buyer tax, or “non-resident speculation tax” as the government is calling it. We have a dedicated

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15% Ontario Tax on Foreign Buyers, But Will It Mean More Audits for Everyone?

15% Ontario Tax on Foreign Buyers, But Will It Mean More Audits for Everyone?

The new 15% non-resident speculation tax will apply in: Brant, Dufferin, Durham, Haldimand, Halton, Hamilton, Kawartha Lakes, Niagara, Northumberland, Peel, Peterborough, Simcoe, Toronto, Waterloo, Wellington and York.

Ontario’s new 15% non-resident speculation tax will apply to certain sales of real estate in the Greater Golden Horseshoe area.

[Updated April 27, 2017 7:00 PM ET] The Ontario government is expected to impose several new measures affecting real estate …

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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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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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