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Canada Saskatchewan PST on marketplaces

  • Aug 8, 2020 | Richard Asquith

The Canadian Saskatchewan province has extended Provincial Sales Tax liabilities to online marketplaces. This includes providers of digital services, including home sharing websites. The measure was confirmed on 3 July 2020, but was granted retrospective effect to 1 January 2020. Check Avalara's global VAT on digital services tracker

The province has imposed PST on digital services in 2019. These new measures seek to make the online marketplaces fully liable for the PST due by local and non-resident providers.

The following marketplaces types are included in the PST Act update:

  • electronic distribution platforms
  • online accommodation platform
  • marketplace facilitators (provider introductions and payment intermediary services)

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 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.
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