Collecting And Remitting HST In Ontario

A Business Owner’s Guide To Collecting And Remitting HST In Ontario

Most business owners in Ontario will have to charge, collect and remit certain taxes. Whether or not you have to undergo this process will ultimately depend on the type of business that you have, as well as its location and structure. The tax that business owners are responsible for charging, collecting and remitting in Ontario is HST, otherwise known as harmonized sales tax.

 

HST combines PST and GST into one tax. Ontario collects HST at 13%. Some goods and services are are zero-rated, which means that while HST still applies, it is applied at 0%. This includes basic groceries, prescription drugs and livestock and fishery products. Other items are exempt from HST, including child care, health (including dental services), legal aid and music lessons. Keep in mind that if your business makes less than $30,000 in a 12-month period, you will not have to register for HST. If this does not apply to you, here is a guide to collecting and remitting HST in Ontario. How to Collect HST:

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Laura Harvey is an entrepreneur herself as the owner of Ontario Business Central Inc. Her passion has always been about supporting the entrepreneurial spirit and advancement within Canada.

Laura authors in-depth blogs for Ontario Business Central assisting entrepreneurs and business owners to start, manage and grow their businesses. She has almost 30 years of expertise as a corporate specialist and 25 years of being an entrepreneur. Laura has the unique position of supporting a community that she also belongs to. She walks the walk right along with you.

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medical marijuana

Medical Marijuana in Ontario

How to Register a Business

Our office has individuals calling weekly to find out details of how to incorporate a medical marijuana dispensary business and how the regulations work.

We are seeing individuals completing 4 different types of incorporations. They are as follows:

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Laura Harvey is an entrepreneur herself as the owner of Ontario Business Central Inc. Her passion has always been about supporting the entrepreneurial spirit and advancement within Canada.

Laura authors in-depth blogs for Ontario Business Central assisting entrepreneurs and business owners to start, manage and grow their businesses. She has almost 30 years of expertise as a corporate specialist and 25 years of being an entrepreneur. Laura has the unique position of supporting a community that she also belongs to. She walks the walk right along with you.

You can find Laura on Linkedin and Twitter using the links below.

Work Life Balance For Freelancers

Work-Life Balance: The Constant Challenge For Freelancers

The original goal for becoming a freelancer might be to spend less time at the office and more time at home with family. But freelancers often find themselves burdened with work at home, in the evenings and on weekends. Maintaining a work-life balance is a challenge for all freelancers, even the most experienced, but by following proven effective strategies, business and personal success can be achieved over time. In this post, we’ll provide a quick guide to maintaining a work-life balance as a freelancer.

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Laura Harvey is an entrepreneur herself as the owner of Ontario Business Central Inc. Her passion has always been about supporting the entrepreneurial spirit and advancement within Canada.

Laura authors in-depth blogs for Ontario Business Central assisting entrepreneurs and business owners to start, manage and grow their businesses. She has almost 30 years of expertise as a corporate specialist and 25 years of being an entrepreneur. Laura has the unique position of supporting a community that she also belongs to. She walks the walk right along with you.

You can find Laura on Linkedin and Twitter using the links below.

Tips For Workplace Safety

5 Tips For Enhancing Workplace Safety

Ontario business owners may leave themselves vulnerable to legal issues if they don’t take a proactive, measured approach to workplace safety. It’s an area that impacts a number of businesses across the Ontario marketplace, and so within this article, we’ll take a look at our experts’ five tips for improving workplace safety.

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Laura Harvey is an entrepreneur herself as the owner of Ontario Business Central Inc. Her passion has always been about supporting the entrepreneurial spirit and advancement within Canada.

Laura authors in-depth blogs for Ontario Business Central assisting entrepreneurs and business owners to start, manage and grow their businesses. She has almost 30 years of expertise as a corporate specialist and 25 years of being an entrepreneur. Laura has the unique position of supporting a community that she also belongs to. She walks the walk right along with you.

You can find Laura on Linkedin and Twitter using the links below.

Tips For Building A Successful Business

5 Tips For Building A Successful Business

You’ve decided to become a business owner. And you’re now reviewing the marketplace to determine where the best opportunities exist. If you’re new to business ownership, it’s important to learn from other successful professionals who have made their name in the marketplace. In this article, we’ll take a look at five tips for building a successful business.

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Laura Harvey is an entrepreneur herself as the owner of Ontario Business Central Inc. Her passion has always been about supporting the entrepreneurial spirit and advancement within Canada.

Laura authors in-depth blogs for Ontario Business Central assisting entrepreneurs and business owners to start, manage and grow their businesses. She has almost 30 years of expertise as a corporate specialist and 25 years of being an entrepreneur. Laura has the unique position of supporting a community that she also belongs to. She walks the walk right along with you.

You can find Laura on Linkedin and Twitter using the links below.

Becoming A Franchise Owner

A Quick Guide To Becoming A Franchise Owner

If you’re a professional looking to invest in a franchise and become a franchise owner, it’s likely you’ve seen the significant success other franchise owners have achieved within their business careers. But success doesn’t come easily. It requires careful research and planning. In this article, we’ll provide you with our quick guide to becoming a franchise owner.

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Laura Harvey is an entrepreneur herself as the owner of Ontario Business Central Inc. Her passion has always been about supporting the entrepreneurial spirit and advancement within Canada.

Laura authors in-depth blogs for Ontario Business Central assisting entrepreneurs and business owners to start, manage and grow their businesses. She has almost 30 years of expertise as a corporate specialist and 25 years of being an entrepreneur. Laura has the unique position of supporting a community that she also belongs to. She walks the walk right along with you.

You can find Laura on Linkedin and Twitter using the links below.

Tips Before Starting A Business

5 Things To Consider Before Starting Your Own Business

We know that the vast majority of startups fail within their first year of operations. For those starting their own business in 2016, this means they must commit to researching the process carefully before they begin. By learning from the mistakes of others, future business owners can ensure their success in the coming years. To help in this process, we’ll offer our five things to consider before starting your own business.

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Laura Harvey is an entrepreneur herself as the owner of Ontario Business Central Inc. Her passion has always been about supporting the entrepreneurial spirit and advancement within Canada.

Laura authors in-depth blogs for Ontario Business Central assisting entrepreneurs and business owners to start, manage and grow their businesses. She has almost 30 years of expertise as a corporate specialist and 25 years of being an entrepreneur. Laura has the unique position of supporting a community that she also belongs to. She walks the walk right along with you.

You can find Laura on Linkedin and Twitter using the links below.

Identifying The Right Business For You

How To Identify The Right Business For You

Before you invest in a business opportunity, you must first complete comprehensive market analysis. But you must also consider which type of business has the best potential for you and your own personal needs for the future. There are a large number of growth marketplaces across the business world, and selecting the right one for you could ensure future comfort as well as financial prosperity. In this article, we’ll outline how to identify the right business for you.

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Laura Harvey is an entrepreneur herself as the owner of Ontario Business Central Inc. Her passion has always been about supporting the entrepreneurial spirit and advancement within Canada.

Laura authors in-depth blogs for Ontario Business Central assisting entrepreneurs and business owners to start, manage and grow their businesses. She has almost 30 years of expertise as a corporate specialist and 25 years of being an entrepreneur. Laura has the unique position of supporting a community that she also belongs to. She walks the walk right along with you.

You can find Laura on Linkedin and Twitter using the links below.

Taking Your Business Offline And Into Stores

How To Take Your Business Offline And Into Retail Stores

Creating a retail location for your online business can help you establish stronger relationships with your local customer base, as well as with people in the local community. But the process of taking an online store into the modern offline retail environment can be challenging. Within this article, we’ll provide an overview on the process as well as several tips to help you get your start within the offline retail marketplace.

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Laura Bio Headshot

Laura Harvey is an entrepreneur herself as the owner of Ontario Business Central Inc. Her passion has always been about supporting the entrepreneurial spirit and advancement within Canada.

Laura authors in-depth blogs for Ontario Business Central assisting entrepreneurs and business owners to start, manage and grow their businesses. She has almost 30 years of expertise as a corporate specialist and 25 years of being an entrepreneur. Laura has the unique position of supporting a community that she also belongs to. She walks the walk right along with you.

You can find Laura on Linkedin and Twitter using the links below.

Hobbies Turned Business

3 Inspiring People Who Turned Hobbies Into Businesses

Many people believe that work and fun are mutually exclusive. But this doesn’t always have to be the case and many entrepreneurs have proven this to be true. They’ve taken their passions and built successful businesses using their hobby as a foundation. In this latest post, our trusted business experts highlight three inspiring people who turned their hobbies into successful businesses.

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Laura Harvey is an entrepreneur herself as the owner of Ontario Business Central Inc. Her passion has always been about supporting the entrepreneurial spirit and advancement within Canada.

Laura authors in-depth blogs for Ontario Business Central assisting entrepreneurs and business owners to start, manage and grow their businesses. She has almost 30 years of expertise as a corporate specialist and 25 years of being an entrepreneur. Laura has the unique position of supporting a community that she also belongs to. She walks the walk right along with you.

You can find Laura on Linkedin and Twitter using the links below.

Register Your Logo

Is it Necessary to Register your Logo?

Logos can be invaluable to a company’s success. What would McDonald’s be without the golden arches? Nike without its swoosh? Pepsi without its Ying-Yang-like logo? Having a great logo doesn’t have to just be for big International heavy-hitter brands–a strong logo could be equally important for your company. Your logo will live on your website, your business cards, and any other collateral, so it’s crucial that the logo sets the right tone.

 

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Laura Bio Headshot

Laura Harvey is an entrepreneur herself as the owner of Ontario Business Central Inc. Her passion has always been about supporting the entrepreneurial spirit and advancement within Canada.

Laura authors in-depth blogs for Ontario Business Central assisting entrepreneurs and business owners to start, manage and grow their businesses. She has almost 30 years of expertise as a corporate specialist and 25 years of being an entrepreneur. Laura has the unique position of supporting a community that she also belongs to. She walks the walk right along with you.

You can find Laura on Linkedin and Twitter using the links below.

Signs Your Business Needs Help

Signs that your Business is Struggling

The business world can be rough, tough, and competitive. Capitalism fosters a competitive climate in which only the strongest survive. So how can your company climb into the category of strong survivors? You can help your company not only stay in the game, but become an industry leader, by constantly finding ways for the business to evolve and remain essential in the marketplace.

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Laura Bio Headshot

Laura Harvey is an entrepreneur herself as the owner of Ontario Business Central Inc. Her passion has always been about supporting the entrepreneurial spirit and advancement within Canada.

Laura authors in-depth blogs for Ontario Business Central assisting entrepreneurs and business owners to start, manage and grow their businesses. She has almost 30 years of expertise as a corporate specialist and 25 years of being an entrepreneur. Laura has the unique position of supporting a community that she also belongs to. She walks the walk right along with you.

You can find Laura on Linkedin and Twitter using the links below.