Archived - Deadline Extended - Department of Finance Releases Legislative and Regulatory Proposals Relating to the Goods and Services Tax/Harmonized Sales Tax

July 22, 2016 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Finance Canada

The Government of Canada is committed to listening to Canadians on all tax-related matters. Today, the Department of Finance released draft legislative and regulatory proposals relating to the Goods and Services Tax/Harmonized Sales Tax (GST/HST) for public consultation.

These proposals include amendments to:

The proposed amendments, as well as explanatory notes that describe the proposed amendments in detail, are included with this release. References to “Announcement Date” in the legislative and regulatory proposals and the explanatory notes refer to today’s date. Canadians are invited to provide comments on these proposals by September 27, 2016 – Amended - Submission deadline extended.

Today, the Department of Finance is also announcing consultations on proposed changes to the GST/HST rules applicable to certain limited partnerships and investment plans. The accompanying Consultation paper contains information on these proposals. Canadians are invited to submit their comments by November 30, 2016.

Please send your comments to or to:

Tax Policy Branch
Department of Finance
90 Elgin Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0G5

Annie Donolo
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Finance

Media Relations
Department of Finance Canada

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