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  1. antonioanderson

    antonioanderson Entrepreneur

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    This is the first time I am starting a business firm of my own. A few days back, I came to know about Harmonized Sales Tax (HST). I read some details about this from the website of Ontario Business Central. I think it is not applicable for all business. Anyway, I want to know more about it. About its registration and other information. Can somebody help me?
     

  2. azgold

    azgold Moderator Entrepreneur

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    You have to collect and submit HST on all goods and services if you have a business license (and an HST #). You remit HST to the Receiver General, usually quarterly.

    The 12% only applies to Ontario residents. If you have customers from a different country or province, you only have to charge what is legal where they live. Or, at least it was last time I dealt with this stuff. Best to call or contact the Receiver General's office or your local small business centre.

    Re exemptions, as far as I know, only groceries and kids clothes. Again, get the info from the horse's mouth, as it were.

    Does that help?
     

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