GST/HST for businesses

Charge and remit (pay) the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST).

If you are a GST/HST registrant with a reporting period that begins in 2024, you must file your returns electronically (except for charities and selected listed financial institutions). If you don't, the Canada Revenue Agency may charge you a penalty.

The CRA will waive the penalty if you:

  • file monthly or quarterly and
  • were not previously required to file electronically and
  • are filing a GST/HST return for a filing period beginning on or after January 1, 2024, and before April 1, 2024

Collect, file, and remit (pay) the GST/HST

  1. When to register for and start charging the GST/HST

    Find out if you have to register and start charging the GST/HST.

  2. Open or manage an account

    Register for, change, or close a GST/HST account.

  3. Charge and collect the tax

    Determine which rate to charge, manage receipts and invoices, and learn what to do with the tax you collect.

  4. Complete and file a GST/HST return

    Calculate your net tax, and complete, file, or correct a return.

  5. Remit (pay) the tax you collected

    When and how to remit (pay) the tax, including by instalments.

Other services and information

Claim a GST/HST rebate

All rebates available, including housing, charging GST/HST in error, and FCTIP.

Apply for a GST/HST credit

Find out if you can apply, payment dates, and how to calculate.

Confirming a GST/HST account number

How to confirm the GST/HST account number of a supplier, and how to use the GST/HST registry.

GST/HST for digital economy businesses: Overview New

Information for non-resident businesses that are part of the digital economy

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