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  • Overview of charging and collecting sales tax - Canada Business Network
    for orders to purchase taxable software or telecommunications services Small Business Guide to PST Applies only to British Columbia Understand the basics of BC s provincial sales tax find out if you must register for PST and also learn how it applies to the goods and services you purchase for your business Manitoba If you sell taxable goods and services to residents of Manitoba you are required to register under the Retail Sales Tax Act and collect retail sales tax if all of the following apply You solicit sales in Manitoba via advertising or other means You accept orders originating in Manitoba The taxable goods are for consumption use in Manitoba not for resale You cause the taxable goods to be delivered to Manitoba regardless of who pays for the delivery Taxation Division Applies only to Manitoba Learn about your tax collection and remittance obligations as a Manitoba business owner Quebec You must register to collect and remit the Quebec sales tax QST only when you have operation in the province such as production or marketing activities when you hire an employee and or when you have an address in Quebec Otherwise you are not obligated to collect QST on behalf of the province if you sell taxable goods and services to residents of Quebec Revenu Québec Business Portal Applies only to Québec Is your company based in Quebec If so learn about your fiscal obligations including taxes and deductions Saskatchewan If you sell goods and services to residents of Saskatchewan the province asks you to consider registering to collect PST as a convenience to your customers however if you do not the responsibility will be on your customers to pay the PST on their out of province purchases Provincial tax obligations Applies only to Saskatchewan Learn about your provincial tax collection and remittance obligations when doing business in Saskatchewan Foreign customers outside of Canada If you sell goods and services to international customers you are not required to collect GST HST or PST provided they take delivery of the goods or services outside of Canada If international customers such as tourists make purchases within your province or territory they are required to pay the GST HST and PST In some cases they may be eligible to receive a GST HST refund What goods and services are subject to sales tax Before you begin selling goods and services familiarize yourself with what is and isn t taxable Many retail goods and services are subject to GST HST however some supplies such as basic groceries prescription drugs most livestock and many agricultural and fishery products are zero rated This means that GST HST applies to them but at a rate of 0 Other supplies such as child care health dental and legal aid services residential rentals and music lessons are GST HST exempt The basic difference between zero rated and exempt goods and services is that you can claim input tax credits for those that are zero rated while you cannot for those that are exempt If you operate your business in a province that charges PST you will also want to familiarize yourself with the goods and services that are subject to PST Zero rated 0 goods and services Find out what goods and services do not have GST HST applied to them but for which you can still claim input tax credits Exempt goods and services Learn what goods and services do not have GST HST applied to them and for which you cannot claim input tax credits GST HST information for the travel and convention industry Find out how to charge GST HST on accommodation tour packages transportation services and meeting rooms for your tourism business International Fuel Tax Agreement IFTA Applies only to Newfoundland and Labrador Prince Edward Island Nova Scotia New Brunswick Ontario Saskatchewan Québec Manitoba British Columbia Alberta Are you providing interprovincial or international passenger or freight transportation services If so discover the benefits of this Agreement and see what your obligations are Taxation Division Applies only to Manitoba Learn about your tax collection and remittance obligations as a Manitoba business owner Revenu Québec Business Portal Applies only to Québec Is your company based in Quebec If so learn about your fiscal obligations including taxes and deductions Provincial tax obligations Applies only to Saskatchewan Learn about your provincial tax collection and remittance obligations when doing business in Saskatchewan How do I collect GST HST To begin with you need to register for a GST HST account This is done through the Canada Revenue Agency except in Quebec where you need to register through Revenu Québec A small supplier does not have to register for a GST HST account To be considered as such your business must be a sole proprietorship partnership or corporation with 30 000 or less in total revenue in the last four consecutive calendar quarters or in any single calendar quarter Once you begin collecting GST HST you need to inform your customers Receipts invoices and contracts are the most common ways of letting clients know what they are being charged You may also be required to provide specific information on invoices for customers who are also GST HST registrants so that they can claim input tax credits Charge my customers GST HST Follow these steps to learn which goods or services are taxable the right amount of GST HST to charge invoice requirements and which records to keep What are input tax credits You can recover GST HST that you pay or owe on purchases and expenses related to your business activities in the form of input tax credits Input tax credits are then counted against the GST HST that you collect during each reporting period When claiming input tax credits it is important to know exactly what qualifies Generally speaking if you do not use the item you are purchasing directly for business purposes you cannot claim an input tax credit for it There are other examples of purchases you

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  • CRA's Direct Deposit Initiative for businesses - Canada Business Network
    More Financing Find financing Government grants and financing Grants contributions and financial assistance Loans and cash advances Loan guarantees Tax refunds and credits Wage subsidies Equity investments Private sector financing Sources of private sector financing Accessing equity financing Personal assets Financing from non government organizations Business Planning Social enterprises and non profits Financing More Managing Day to day operations Managing your finances Operations planning Protecting your business Benchmarking Supply chain management Management leadership Organizational design Environment and business Exiting your business Employees Hiring employees Keeping employee records Teleworkers Managing employees during tough times Implementing tools for human resources administration Training E business security privacy and legal requirements Marketing and sales Marketing basics Promoting and advertising your business Sales and customer relationship management Selling to governments Marketing advertising and sales regulations Developing your website Using technology in your daily operations Social enterprises and non profits Managing More Growing Planning for business growth Things to consider before expanding your business Identify opportunities arising from your current business Ways to grow your business Business activities to achieve growth Business planning Organizations and resources for growth R D and innovation Improving your productivity with technology Research and development Commercialization Licensing and technology transfer opportunities Financing for innovation Innovative business activities Innovation resources Exporting and importing Exporting Importing Investing abroad Business support organizations Social enterprises and non profits Growing More Government Taxes GST HST Federal tax information Provincial and territorial tax information Tax refunds and credits Registering your business Regulations Regulated business activities Regulated industries Regulatory change Standards Permits and licences Copyright and intellectual property What is intellectual property Copyright Trade marks Patents Industrial designs Integrated circuit topographies Protecting your intellectual property in export markets Product licensing Selling to governments Why sell to the government Preparing to sell to the government Selling to the federal

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  • Voluntary Disclosures Program - Canada Business Network
    grants and financing Grants contributions and financial assistance Loans and cash advances Loan guarantees Tax refunds and credits Wage subsidies Equity investments Private sector financing Sources of private sector financing Accessing equity financing Personal assets Financing from non government organizations Business Planning Social enterprises and non profits Financing More Managing Day to day operations Managing your finances Operations planning Protecting your business Benchmarking Supply chain management Management leadership Organizational design Environment and business Exiting your business Employees Hiring employees Keeping employee records Teleworkers Managing employees during tough times Implementing tools for human resources administration Training E business security privacy and legal requirements Marketing and sales Marketing basics Promoting and advertising your business Sales and customer relationship management Selling to governments Marketing advertising and sales regulations Developing your website Using technology in your daily operations Social enterprises and non profits Managing More Growing Planning for business growth Things to consider before expanding your business Identify opportunities arising from your current business Ways to grow your business Business activities to achieve growth Business planning Organizations and resources for growth R D and innovation Improving your productivity with technology Research and development Commercialization Licensing and technology transfer opportunities Financing for innovation Innovative business activities Innovation resources Exporting and importing Exporting Importing Investing abroad Business support organizations Social enterprises and non profits Growing More Government Taxes GST HST Federal tax information Provincial and territorial tax information Tax refunds and credits Registering your business Regulations Regulated business activities Regulated industries Regulatory change Standards Permits and licences Copyright and intellectual property What is intellectual property Copyright Trade marks Patents Industrial designs Integrated circuit topographies Protecting your intellectual property in export markets Product licensing Selling to governments Why sell to the government Preparing to sell to the government Selling to the federal government Selling to provincial territorial

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  • Tax and Revenue Administration - Canada Business Network
    exporting Environment Site Selection General research and statistics Planning More Financing Find financing Government grants and financing Grants contributions and financial assistance Loans and cash advances Loan guarantees Tax refunds and credits Wage subsidies Equity investments Private sector financing Sources of private sector financing Accessing equity financing Personal assets Financing from non government organizations Business Planning Social enterprises and non profits Financing More Managing Day to day operations Managing your finances Operations planning Protecting your business Benchmarking Supply chain management Management leadership Organizational design Environment and business Exiting your business Employees Hiring employees Keeping employee records Teleworkers Managing employees during tough times Implementing tools for human resources administration Training E business security privacy and legal requirements Marketing and sales Marketing basics Promoting and advertising your business Sales and customer relationship management Selling to governments Marketing advertising and sales regulations Developing your website Using technology in your daily operations Social enterprises and non profits Managing More Growing Planning for business growth Things to consider before expanding your business Identify opportunities arising from your current business Ways to grow your business Business activities to achieve growth Business planning Organizations and resources for growth R D and innovation Improving your productivity with technology Research and development Commercialization Licensing and technology transfer opportunities Financing for innovation Innovative business activities Innovation resources Exporting and importing Exporting Importing Investing abroad Business support organizations Social enterprises and non profits Growing More Government Taxes GST HST Federal tax information Provincial and territorial tax information Tax refunds and credits Registering your business Regulations Regulated business activities Regulated industries Regulatory change Standards Permits and licences Copyright and intellectual property What is intellectual property Copyright Trade marks Patents Industrial designs Integrated circuit topographies Protecting your intellectual property in export markets Product licensing Selling to governments Why sell to the government Preparing

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  • Taxation in the Yukon - Canada Business Network
    markets Importing and exporting Environment Site Selection General research and statistics Planning More Financing Find financing Government grants and financing Grants contributions and financial assistance Loans and cash advances Loan guarantees Tax refunds and credits Wage subsidies Equity investments Private sector financing Sources of private sector financing Accessing equity financing Personal assets Financing from non government organizations Business Planning Social enterprises and non profits Financing More Managing Day to day operations Managing your finances Operations planning Protecting your business Benchmarking Supply chain management Management leadership Organizational design Environment and business Exiting your business Employees Hiring employees Keeping employee records Teleworkers Managing employees during tough times Implementing tools for human resources administration Training E business security privacy and legal requirements Marketing and sales Marketing basics Promoting and advertising your business Sales and customer relationship management Selling to governments Marketing advertising and sales regulations Developing your website Using technology in your daily operations Social enterprises and non profits Managing More Growing Planning for business growth Things to consider before expanding your business Identify opportunities arising from your current business Ways to grow your business Business activities to achieve growth Business planning Organizations and resources for growth R D and innovation Improving your productivity with technology Research and development Commercialization Licensing and technology transfer opportunities Financing for innovation Innovative business activities Innovation resources Exporting and importing Exporting Importing Investing abroad Business support organizations Social enterprises and non profits Growing More Government Taxes GST HST Federal tax information Provincial and territorial tax information Tax refunds and credits Registering your business Regulations Regulated business activities Regulated industries Regulatory change Standards Permits and licences Copyright and intellectual property What is intellectual property Copyright Trade marks Patents Industrial designs Integrated circuit topographies Protecting your intellectual property in export markets Product licensing Selling to governments Why sell to

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  • Regulated professions and trades - Canada Business Network
    times Implementing tools for human resources administration Training E business security privacy and legal requirements Marketing and sales Marketing basics Promoting and advertising your business Sales and customer relationship management Selling to governments Marketing advertising and sales regulations Developing your website Using technology in your daily operations Social enterprises and non profits Managing More Growing Planning for business growth Things to consider before expanding your business Identify opportunities arising from your current business Ways to grow your business Business activities to achieve growth Business planning Organizations and resources for growth R D and innovation Improving your productivity with technology Research and development Commercialization Licensing and technology transfer opportunities Financing for innovation Innovative business activities Innovation resources Exporting and importing Exporting Importing Investing abroad Business support organizations Social enterprises and non profits Growing More Government Taxes GST HST Federal tax information Provincial and territorial tax information Tax refunds and credits Registering your business Regulations Regulated business activities Regulated industries Regulatory change Standards Permits and licences Copyright and intellectual property What is intellectual property Copyright Trade marks Patents Industrial designs Integrated circuit topographies Protecting your intellectual property in export markets Product licensing Selling to governments Why sell to the government Preparing to sell to the government Selling to the federal government Selling to provincial territorial and municipal governments Selling to foreign governments Government procurement glossary of terms Considering bankruptcy Government grants and financing Social enterprises and non profits Government More You are here Home Government Regulations Regulated industries Regulated professions and trades Regulated professions and trades Filter by Region Region Alberta British Columbia Manitoba Newfoundland and Labrador New Brunswick Northwest Territories Nova Scotia Nunavut Ontario Prince Edward Island Quebec Saskatchewan Yukon and or Business type To practise a trade or profession in Canada as an entrepreneur you will need to understand what education standards licensing or other requirements exist in your field This information can also be of value if you are an employer that needs to hire a tradesperson or professional Regulated professions and trades A regulated occupation is one that is governed by a provincial territorial or sometimes federal authority for example veterinarians electricians and plumbers Certain entry requirements and standards of practice are used to assess your qualifications and certify register or license you as a qualified applicant Requirements can vary from one province or territory to another For a regulated occupation you must have a licence certificate or be registered with the regulatory body before you start practising your trade or profession The following service provides information on occupations including education and job requirements for practising a specific trade or profession in Canada Occupations Regulatory requirements by location Is an occupation regulated in your location Search and find this information under the education and job requirements section by jurisdiction Regulated industries in Saskatchewan Applies only to Saskatchewan Find out if your industry is regulated in Saskatchewan and if it is see which organization is your regulatory authority Red Seal trades These are specific trades for which some provinces

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  • Financial services regulations - Canada Business Network
    Keeping employee records Teleworkers Managing employees during tough times Implementing tools for human resources administration Training E business security privacy and legal requirements Marketing and sales Marketing basics Promoting and advertising your business Sales and customer relationship management Selling to governments Marketing advertising and sales regulations Developing your website Using technology in your daily operations Social enterprises and non profits Managing More Growing Planning for business growth Things to consider before expanding your business Identify opportunities arising from your current business Ways to grow your business Business activities to achieve growth Business planning Organizations and resources for growth R D and innovation Improving your productivity with technology Research and development Commercialization Licensing and technology transfer opportunities Financing for innovation Innovative business activities Innovation resources Exporting and importing Exporting Importing Investing abroad Business support organizations Social enterprises and non profits Growing More Government Taxes GST HST Federal tax information Provincial and territorial tax information Tax refunds and credits Registering your business Regulations Regulated business activities Regulated industries Regulatory change Standards Permits and licences Copyright and intellectual property What is intellectual property Copyright Trade marks Patents Industrial designs Integrated circuit topographies Protecting your intellectual property in export markets Product licensing Selling to governments Why sell to the government Preparing to sell to the government Selling to the federal government Selling to provincial territorial and municipal governments Selling to foreign governments Government procurement glossary of terms Considering bankruptcy Government grants and financing Social enterprises and non profits Government More You are here Home Government Regulations Regulated industries Financial services regulations Financial services regulations Filter by Region Region Alberta British Columbia Manitoba Newfoundland and Labrador New Brunswick Northwest Territories Nova Scotia Nunavut Ontario Prince Edward Island Quebec Saskatchewan Yukon and or Business type Learn about some of the key regulations permits and licences for

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  • Agriculture and agri-food regulations - Canada Business Network
    Licensing and technology transfer opportunities Financing for innovation Innovative business activities Innovation resources Exporting and importing Exporting Importing Investing abroad Business support organizations Social enterprises and non profits Growing More Government Taxes GST HST Federal tax information Provincial and territorial tax information Tax refunds and credits Registering your business Regulations Regulated business activities Regulated industries Regulatory change Standards Permits and licences Copyright and intellectual property What is intellectual property Copyright Trade marks Patents Industrial designs Integrated circuit topographies Protecting your intellectual property in export markets Product licensing Selling to governments Why sell to the government Preparing to sell to the government Selling to the federal government Selling to provincial territorial and municipal governments Selling to foreign governments Government procurement glossary of terms Considering bankruptcy Government grants and financing Social enterprises and non profits Government More You are here Home Government Regulations Regulated industries Agriculture and agri food regulations Agriculture and agri food regulations Filter by Region Region Alberta British Columbia Manitoba Newfoundland and Labrador New Brunswick Northwest Territories Nova Scotia Nunavut Ontario Prince Edward Island Quebec Saskatchewan Yukon and or Business type If you operate a business in the agriculture and agri food industry you play a role in ensuring the health and well being of Canadians You should therefore be aware of the regulations that apply to your operations Food labelling and safety regulations Find out everything you need to know when producing handling selling and importing food in Canada Food labelling for industry If you advertise food products you need to be aware of requirements related to advertising such as labelling and the use of endorsements Canada s Regulatory System for Foods with Health Benefits An Overview for Industry A starting point for businesses wanting to promote the health benefits of their food products Centre of Administration for Permissions Food Animals Plants Find answers to your questions about import licences permits and registrations issued by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and check on the status of your application Licence for slaughterhouses and meat processing plants in French only Applies only to Québec All operators of slaughterhouses and plants that process meat and meat containing food items for wholesale must hold a MAPAQ permit Farm Business Registration Applies only to Ontario Find out about the registration requirements for your farm business in Ontario Seafood preparation or cannery permit in French only Applies only to Québec Find out how to obtain the required permit if you want to handle seafood for human consumption Environmental Public Health Applies only to Alberta If you run a food establishment swimming pool social care facility or personal services facility you need to learn your obligations Permits Food processing and distribution in French only Applies only to Québec Find out about the permits you need to operate a business engaged in the processing distribution and sale of meat or dairy products The Regulation of Intensive Livestock Operations in Saskatchewan Applies only to Saskatchewan If you are starting or operating a livestock operation learn about your

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