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Are you ready for HST?


May 31, 2010
By Amanda Ryder


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Are you ready for HST?

The Harmonized Sales Tax will go into effect in Ontario
and B.C. on July 1, 2010 and will replace the separate GST and PST
systems. Are you ready?

May 31, 2010 – The Harmonized Sales Tax will go into effect in Ontario
and B.C. on July 1, 2010 and will replace the separate GST and PST
systems. Are you ready?

Here’s a look at several websites that have put together resources to help you prepare for the changes.

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What you need to know about B.C. & Ontario HST
Susan Ward of About.com Guide to Small Business: Canada has put together four different articles to answer retailer’s questions.

Ontario Retailer Resources

Government of Ontario prepares for HST
The government of Ontario has put together a special page that outlines
what you need to know, your invoicing requirements and provides
transitional support for businesses. The site also has information
notices, a list of free tax seminars, FAQ, phone numbers for questions
and a place you can sign up for email alerts.

CFIB checklist for Ontario
The Canadian Federation of Independent Business has released an HST checklist for Ontario businesses.

Ministry of Revenue's Transitional Rules
A notice that provides descriptoins of transitional rules for the HST.

B.C. Retailer Resources

Government of B.C.’s HST toolkit
Similar to the Ontario site, the government of B.C. has notices from
Canada Revenue Agency, HST transitional rules, information about
seminars, a HST checklist

CFIB checklist for B.C.
The Canadian Federation of Independent Business has released an HST checklist for B.C. businesses.

Government of B.C.'s transitional rules
A notice that provides descriptions of transitional rules for the HST.


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