Is HST Charged on Every Product I Sell?

This is another bookkeeping and accounting question that we’d like to use this blog to address.
The simple answer is no. The government has decided to allow “point of sale” rebates on certain products or services. What this means, is that on some items you can provide your customer with a rebate on the provincial portion of the HST and only charge them 5%. Some of these categories include children’s clothing and footwear, car seats, books, diapers and feminine products. So, don’t assume that everything will have HST applied.

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Juliet Aurora

Juliet Aurora is the CEO of AIS Solutions and Co-Founder of Kninja Knetwork. Through both of these businesses she fulfills her mission to Educate and Empower those around her. In 2017, her firm was named Intuit's Global Firm of the Future, the first time the title has ever been awarded to any firm outside of the US. She has also has been named as one of the Top 50 Women in Accounting, one of the Top 50 Cloud Accountants and one of the Top 10 Canadian Influencers in the Bookkeeping Industry. Her passion for education is channeled through the Intuit Trainer Writer Network, hosting Kninja Knowledge Webinars and most recently, developing a Cloud Accounting Course for the next generation of accounting professionals.


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