CANADIAN COMMODITY TAX

The Canadian Commodity Tax Committee is responsible for TEI’s advocacy and educational efforts in Canadian federal and provincial excise, sales, and use tax matters.  The committee provides comments on legislative and administrative proposals and conducts annual liaison meetings with the Canada Revenue Agency and Canadian Department of Finance to discuss tax-enforcement and policy matters in the commodity tax field.

On June 18, 2021, TEI filed comments with the Canadian Department of Finance regarding the Canadian Government’s proposed tax on digital services (the Proposed DST). TEI provided over a dozen…
On January 29, 2021, TEI filed comments with the Canadian Department of Finance regarding certain items in the Department’s fall economic statement.  TEI’s comments focused on issues related to…
On December 8–9, 2020, delegations of Canadian Income Tax Committee and Canadian Commodity Tax Committee members virtually participated in TEI's annual liaison meetings with representatives of the…
On June 26, 2020, TEI filed a letter with the British Columbia's Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services proposing changes to British Columbia's provincial sales tax. The letter…
On April 17, 2020, members of TEI’s Canadian Income Tax and Canadian Commodity Tax Committees participated in a joint conference call with representatives of the Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”) and…
On March 30, 2020, members of the TEI Canadian Tax Committee had a call with the Canada Department of Finance Tax Policy Branch to discuss COVID-19 commodity tax issues and Finance’s March 27, 2020…
On June 26, 2019, TEI filed a letter with the British Columbia's Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services proposing changes to British Columbia's provincial sales tax. The letter…
On May 29, 2019, TEI submitted a letter to the Canadian Department of Finance welcoming the government’s intention to expand the joint venture election under Section 273 of the Excise Tax Act. TEI…
On November 15, 2016 and December 5, 2017, a delegation of Canadian Commodity Tax Committee members assembled in Ottawa, Ontario, for TEI's annual liaison meetings with representatives of the Canada…
On September 14, 2018, TEI filed a letter with the British Columbia's Ministry of Finance proposing changes to British Columbia's provincial sales tax. The letter builds on earlier comments made to…
On September 28, 2019, TEI filed comments responding to the Department of Finance Canada's Consultation Concerning the GST/HST Holding Corporation Rules, which solicits feedback on the Legislative…
On February 28, 2018, TEI filed comments on the proposed Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act (Act) and Draft Fuel Charge Regulation (Regulation) (collectively, Proposed Legislation) released by the…
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