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Canada 5% GST on car-sharing

  • Mar 22, 2017 | Richard Asquith

Canada 5% GST on car-sharing

Yesterday's Canadian budget proposed extending GST to all private car-sharing services.

The measure will require drivers working through Uber or similar services to register and charge 5% GST on any fees for journeys.  Currently, they can avoid GST if they earn less than C$30,000 per annum.

Taxi companies already charge federal GST, and the budget measure is a change in definition to bring private providers into the tax net.


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VP Global Indirect Tax
Richard Asquith
VP Global Indirect Tax Richard Asquith
Richard Asquith is VP Global Indirect Tax at Avalara, helping businesses understand their compliance obligations as they grow globally. He can be contacted at: richard.asquith@avalara.com. He is part of the European leadership team which won International Tax Review's 2020 Tax Technology Firm of the Year. Richard trained as an accountant with KPMG in the UK, and went on to work in Hungary, Russia and France with EY.