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Any Canadian Freelancers here register for a GST number?
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thanks for the bump :)
yeah i got one.. required if you make 30K+. feel free to pick my brain whenevs.
did you do it online or at a business centre?
oh and do you charge both taxes?
can't remember exactly but pretty sure GST# was online.
i have a PST# too.. also required by law if you're selling anything, like for example, tshirts ;)
but also handy cause then you don't pay PST for anything used to make your product for sale.
PST# was more paperwork.. i think you have to apply in person for that one.
thanks ~ its amazing how difficult it is to find a GST registration form.
Gov of Canada needs a new site.
GST on everything i invoice, by law.
PST only for merchandise you sell... and then you gotta file this annoying paperwork every month or year to claim PST collected in your period.
unless i'm mistaken
(Jan 10 07, 17:04)
haha but they want $35 to process!
wouldn't that be worth it to make sure it is done correctly? being from the states we don't have such things except a tax id i got from my bank and a $50 filing fee downtown.
i don't see 35 as too much to guarantee its done right, in fact, i find it affordable
Yep. everything horton said is right. only i went in to the business center to get the papers in person.
A PST number is good if you're marking up printing. And comes in handy for when you want to buy shit like furniture and buy it as a "sample" for your *ahem* business (read: home). You get dealer pricing depending on where you buy from because you're in the 'design' industry.
PS: Always make sure to NOT charge PST when you're doing conceptual/layout work. ie: not giving clients printouts – only ideas / concepts etc.
I got my GST return for the month yesterday. Good times.