Sales Tax 101, with special guest, Jordan Brown

GST... HST... PST... so many acronyms, so little time! If you are a small business owner who has ever felt a little lost about sales taxes, then this episode is for you!

Are you a small business owner?  Have you ever struggled with figuring out when/how to file PST and GST/HST returns?  Curious of what to do if you are selling to another province?  What about online sales?

In this episode of The Tax Chick Podcast I am chatting with my new friend, Jordan, who is the owner of Lift Accounting here in Saskatoon.  Jordan regularly assists small business owners with their sales tax needs.   We discuss: (1) What is GST/HST and how does it differ between provinces, including what you need to know if you are providing services out of province (7:30); (2) What is PST and how does it differ between provinces (23:15); and (3) Some filing tips for business owners (36:20).  Join us as we chat about our love for YXE, and of course sales taxes!

UPDATE:  After recording the episode, Jordan was made aware of a new BC PST Bulletin (#001) which sets out the new PST registration requirements for out-of-province businesses who sell to BC customers:  https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/taxes/sales-taxes/publications/pst-001-registering-to-collect-pst.pdf.  It appears that the BC Ministry of Finance is requiring out-of-province businesses who have sold more than $10,000 over the past 12 months to BC customers to register for a PST account in BC effective April 1, 2021.  (This new PST registration requirement for BC applies to out-of-province businesses who are not soliciting sales from BC customers but have sold more than $10,000 over the past 12 months.)

RESOURCES DISCUSSED ON THE EPISODE
  • Oneiro Designs: https://www.oneirodesigns.com 
  • Square One Saskatchewan Small Business Support: https://squareonesask.ca/
  • Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan: https://wesk.ca/
  • The GaryVee Podcast: https://www.garyvaynerchuk.com/podcast/ 

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