Frank Colantonio, CA
Director – Continuing Education
The 2010 GST Leaders’ Forum was held May 5 & 6 in Caledon, ON. A group of recognized GST accounting and legal service professionals from across Canada was invited to explore some of the most pressing issues they are facing and to share knowledge experience and ideas in an open and professional environment.
The Forum was facilitated by CICA Continuing Education as part of our commitment to support thought leadership events and advance best practices in financial reporting and business in Canada.
The output from the GST Leaders Forum includes:
2. A Special Guest Presentation called VAT Harmonization in Europe, by Stephen Bill, VAT Unit, European Commission
Please note that information, interpretations, opinions and recommendations reflected in these documents are those of the GST Leaders’ Forum and do not represent the views of The Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, its members or its staff.
P.S. – A special information session relating to the GST Leaders Forum will be held on during the 2010 Commodity Tax Symposium, September 27 – 28, at The Ottawa Westin Hotel. For complete Symposium details and registration, CLICK HERE.
Sales Tax Harmonization is more than a Sales Tax Matter
Dean Grubb, Associate Partner, Vancouver Deloitte & Touche LLP
Angela Chang, Senior Manager, Vancouver Deloitte & Touche LLP
The implications of sales tax harmonization are enterprise wide as it has affects many facets of your entire business, including product pricing (and customer management), capital and operating spending (including vendor management), systems and compliance procedures. Sales tax harmonization also carries with it income tax implications?
Ontario announced its intention to harmonize its provincial sales tax with the federal goods and services tax (GST) in March 2009. BC followed suit four months later. The 13% Ontario harmonized sales tax (OHST) and the 12% BC harmonized sales tax (BC HST) will take effect on July 1, 2010.
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