B.C.'s referendum in 2011 on whether to retain or abandon the Harmonized Sales Tax
also seemed to validate H.L.
Whatcom County and the city of Bellingham filed suit against the DOR challenging its interpretation that the harmonized sales tax
(HST) British Columbia put into effect on July 1 is not a sales tax.
"Looking forward, we will continue to focus on implementing our strategy, but we will also tactically adjust advertising and promotional programs to respond to economic conditions as well as any negative impact that the implementation of the harmonized sales tax
may have on sales of the overall restaurant industry in British Columbia."
Home sales were expected to slow down in the second half of this year as more listings hit the market and the Harmonized Sales Tax
was expected to add to purchase costs.
ON DECEMBER 3RD, 2009, as public hearings on Harmonized Sales Tax
(HST) opened in the Legislative Assembly, First Nations leaders in Queen's Park denounced the Crown's violation of the treaties in imposing a new tax regime without substantial input from First Nation communities.
I heard that retailers on reserve now have to pay the HST (note: the HST is the harmonized sales tax
in Atlantic Canada--in other provinces it is the GST, plus any provincial sales taxes) because of a new court case.
Depending on the item you are shipping, your parcels may be subject to a Goods and Services Tax (GST), a Harmonized Sales Tax
(HST) or a Provincial Sales Tax (PST).
Then in the fall of 1996, a breakthrough: The federal government convinced three of the four Atlantic Canadian provinces to "harmonize"--to eliminate their provincial sales and use taxes and replace it with a single rate "harmonized sales tax
"--and HST in Canada was born.
The CRA continues to devote significant resources to its audit activities, focusing on areas such as compliance across provincial borders, Harmonized Sales Tax
issues, the treatment of taxable benefits and international tax planning.
Harmonized Sales Tax
, which the previous government planned to reduce,
Several provinces added a Harmonized Sales Tax
credit when they merged their sales taxes with the federal Goods and Services Tax.