This document describes what documentary evidence is required when making tax-relieved (exempt) sales to Aboriginal individuals or band by way of telephone, internet or other electronic means. It describes the required documentation and process and also gives examples.
"This bulletin summarizes the CRA’s policy concerning the treatment of supplies made to, or by, Indians, Indian bands and band-empowered entities under the goods and services tax/harmonized sales tax (GST/HST)."
"For use by an employer to apply for coverage under the Canada Pension Plan, of the employment of Indians in Canada, other than those employed in the Province of Quebec, whose salary, wages or other remuneration, in whole or in part, are not included in computing income from an office or employment for the purposes of the Income Tax Act."
The Quick Method is a simplified accounting option available to help small businesses calculate their net tax for GST/HST purposes. This method reduces paperwork and makes it easier to calculate GST/HST remittances and file GST/HST returns because it eliminates the need to report the actual GST/HST paid or payable on most purchases.
Most GST/HST registrants are required to file their GST/HST returns electronically for all reporting periods that end on or after July 1, 2010. For more information, see Mandatory electronic filing for most GST/HST registrants.
The CRA is the federal government agency responsible for administering tax laws for the Government of Canada and for most provinces and territories, and delivering various social and economic benefit and incentive programs through the tax system.
We list the major changes below, including changes that have been announced but were not law at the time of printing this guide. If they become law as proposed, they will be effective as of the dates indicated. For more information on these and other changes, see the areas outlined in colour in this guide.