Canada – New Brunswick increase HST

The Canadian province of New Brunswick has announced plans to increase its Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) rate from 13% to 15% as of 1st of July 2016 in a hope to bring in about $300 million in revenue for the cash-strapped provincial government. They are also increasing Corporate Tax from 12% to 14% in order to draw in more revenue to cover their large budget deficit.

HST is a combination of Canadian Federal Goods and Services Tax, currently 5%, plus the local provincial tax, this is the part that New Brunswick are increasing from 8% to 10%. See the governments recently released transitional rules for the HST increase for further information on the subject.

 

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Managing Director and Oracle Fusion Tax / eBTax expert at eBiz Answers Ltd
Andrew Bohnet is the current chair for the Oracle Tax Management SIG. He founded eBiz Answers to offer clients complete tax solutions making the most of the rich functionality of the R12 and Fusion tax modules. Whether it is analysis, design, configuration or support, eBiz Answers provide an unparalleled service when it comes to a complete tax solution. Having worked on one of the first Oracle R12 implementations in Europe, Andrew was exposed to the tax module early on and worked closely with Oracle to fix bugs, enhance functionality and present on numerous occasions on the subject of tax and Oracle. When it comes to presenting on eBTax, you wont find a more experienced consultant outside of Oracle.
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