Are you ready for HST?

May 30, 2010
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.

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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