Self Employed Consultant

by Richard

How do I pay GST/HST?

I am a self employed consultant working on commission. I bill a company quarterly for my service.

Do I pay GST/HST on the total amount?


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Hi Richard,

When learning a new skill, it takes research and practice. Look over my chat on A Guide to GST/HST Registration in Canada.

If you still have questions after reading the article, please post back here using the comments link below.

Good Luck!

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Apr 27, 2011
by: Anonymous

Hi There,

What I know is that if your one year commission is over C$30,000, then you should be collecting (charging) the HST based on your commission.

This requires you to register with CRA to get your HST number. After you are registered, all your commission invoices should charge HST.

Jul 14, 2014
Consultant To A U.S. Supplier
by: Mark

I have a consulting company in Ontario and just got a US contract in Canadian funds to provide sales support to its Canadian customers.

Do I need to charge the US company HST or not? They will be supplying me with a 1099 at the end of the contract. I am only providing training and support.

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Work your way through Deloitte's place of supply flowchart for services. If you are still not sure, ask CRA for a ruling or speak with your accountant.

Jul 15, 2014
Canadian Citizen Contracted by US Company
by: Lake

Hey Mark,

Check out this link for a blog post by a U.S. lawyer on the subject. You might find it useful.

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