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.

TEI’s Canadian Income and Commodity Tax Committees Seek Member Input for 2021 Liaison Meetings

The members of TEI’s Canadian Income Tax and Canadian Commodity Tax committees are actively preparing for the Institute’s 2021 liaison meetings in Ottawa, and they seek your input in developing this year’s meeting agendas.

CANADIAN COMMODITY TAX

Staff Liaison:

Pilar Mata,Tax Counsel
202.464.8346

 

TEI Comments on Canadian Government’s Proposed Digital Services Tax

On June 18, TEI submitted comments to the Canadian Department of Finance regarding the Canadian Government’s proposed tax on digital services (the DST). TEI’s comments focused on the practical compliance issues businesses will face should the proposed tax be enacted into law.

TEI Comments on Canadian Government’s Fall Economic Statement

On January 29, TEI submitted comments to the Canadian Department of Finance regarding certain items in the Department’s fall economic statement, including issues related to proposed new rules on cross border digital products and services, as well as goods supplied through fulfillment warehouses.

TEI Holds 2020 Virtual Liaison Meetings with Canada Revenue Agency and Department of Finance

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 Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”) and Department of Finance.

TEI Proposes Changes to British Columbia’s Provincial Sales Tax as Part of Annual Budget Process

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 builds on earlier comments made to the Ministry of Finance in letters and meetings with Ministry officials and requested that the proposed changes be considered in conjunction with the annual budget process.

TEI Engages with Canada Revenue Agency and Department of Finance Regarding Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy

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 Department of Finance (“Finance”) to discuss a range of questions concerning the newly enacted Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (“CEWS”).

TEI Holds Call with Canada Department of Finance on March 30, 2020 Regarding COVID-19 Commodity Tax Issues

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 announcement.

TEI Proposes Changes to British Columbia’s Provincial Sales Tax as Part of Annual Budget Process

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.

TEI Comments on Possible Changes to GST/HST Joint Venture Election

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.
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