Frequently asked questions

  1. Who is eligible to file GST/HST information electronically?
  2. Can non-residents file their GST/HST returns using EDI?
  3. How do I create and transmit an electronic GST/HST return or remittance?

1. Who is eligible to file GST/HST information electronically?

GST/HST EDI is available to GST/HST registrants across Canada, excluding those that are administered by Revenu Qu├ębec. If you are a selected listed financial institution (SLFI) that reports both the GST/HST and QST, please visit Determine which returns to complete and when to file.

2. Can non-residents file their GST/HST returns using EDI?

Yes. However, you must complete all GST/HST amounts in Canadian dollars, and remit Canadian funds to us using a participating financial institution in Canada.

3. How do I create and send an electronic GST/HST return or remittance?

Many financial institutions offer the service of creating and transmitting GST/HST returns and payment information on behalf of their clients. Once registered with one of these services, you can begin filing your returns and/or remittances electronically.

You can give the necessary GST/HST return and payment information to a participating financial institution through your computer, by phone, or by any other mutually agreeable method.

The financial institution will convert the information into an electronic GST/HST return and/or payment that meets our specifications, and transmit the return and/or payment to us. Some financial institutions may charge a fee for this service.

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