Understanding the Goods and Services Tax/ Harmonized Sales Tax (GST/HST) Notice

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This image is of the revised notice of assessment that the Canada Revenue Agency will start sending out in October 2016. It includes four notes explaining how the notice’s contact information, account details, key information, and account summary are simplified and easy to understand. The four notes read:

  • “1. Contact information – Appears in the top left corner”
  • “2. Statement Date Information – Organized so you can easily identify your statement details”
  • “3. Action you need to take – Provides your information and if actions are required”
  • “4. Your current balance – Provides you with your current-year balance”

The Goods and Services Tax/Harmonized Sales Tax Notice of Assessment (GST/HST) Notice of Assessment was issued to you because you filed a GST/HST return, or a return was filed for you.

The GST/HST notice is a statement that the Canada Revenue Agency sends you after your GST/HST return has been processed.

The GST/HST notice shows that your return was assessed and the period covered. It also shows whether you have a refund, an amount owing or a nil balance.

Sections of the GST/HST notice explained

Follow these links to see more information about specific sections of your notice.

Your notice contains your:

What to do if your notice:

For more information about the GST/HST, see General information about GST/HST.

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