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July 1, 2020 Sales Tax Rate Changes

June 24, 2020

As usual, July 1st of each year brings many sales and use tax rate changes. See the list here.
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Canada loses approximately $169 million annually in sales tax revenue

May 29, 2019

Report: Canadian Government Fails to Collect $169 Million in Sales Taxes Annually on Digital Goods & Services Canada loses approximately $169 million annually in sales tax revenue, according to a recent report from the nation’s interim auditor general. These losses are the result of Canadians failing to pay taxes on
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Feminine hygiene (tampon tax) sales tax exemption debated

June 08, 2015

“Tampon tax” on feminine hygiene necessities called unfair.   Starting July 1, Canada will exempt products “marketed exclusively for feminine hygiene purposes” from the federal government’s 5% goods and services tax (GST).
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How the Goods and Services Tax applies to cannabis in Canada

October 07, 2014

The medical use of cannabis – marijuana – is controversial in the United States. But other countries, like Canada, allow licensed producers to cultivate and sell marijuana for medicinal purposes. A Canadian judge recently considered the question of how to classify such medical marijuana sales for sales tax purposes.
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What is the Canadian sales tax system?

April 30, 2014

Canadian sales tax system Canada has a Goods and Services Tax (GST) Canada’s Goods and Services Tax (GST), or, as a tip of the beret to our French-speaking northern neighbors, Taxe sur les produits et services (TPS), is a multi-level value added tax (VAT) that was introduced on Jan. 1, 1991. The GST replaced a
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