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Are you ready for HST?


June 28, 2010
By Amanda Ryder

June 28, 2010 – The Harmonized Sales Tax will go into effect in Ontario
and British Columbia on July 1 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 British Columbia & Ontario HST

Susan Ward of About.com's Guide to Small Business: Canada has put together four
different articles to answer retailer’s questions.


Ontario Retailer Resources

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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 descriptions of transitional rules for the HST.

British Columbia Retailer Resources

Government
of B.C.’s HST toolkit

Similar to the Ontario site, the government of British Columbia has notices from Canada
Revenue Agency, HST transitional rules, information about seminars and an HST
checklist

CFIB
checklist for B.C.

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business has released an HST checklist
for British Columbia businesses.

Government
of British Columbia's transitional rules

A notice that provides descriptions of transitional rules for the HST.


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