Ontario HST calculator 2020

This is very simple HST calculator for Ontario province. Any input field can be used:

  • Enter price without HST – HST value and price including HST will be calculated.
    OR
  • Enter HST value and get HST inclusive and HST exclusive prices.
    OR
  • Enter HST inclusive price and calculate reverse HST value and Harmonized sales tax exclusive price.
 

Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) in Ontario

What is the current (2020) HST rate in Ontario?

Current (2020) HST rate in Ontario province is 13% : 5% Federal part and 8% Provincial Part.

History of sales taxes in Ontario

Sales taxes in Ontario where changed in 2010 then instead of GST and PST was introduced Harmonized sales tax (HST).

On July 1st, 2010 HST (Harmonized Sales Tax) replaced existing 8% PST(provincial sales taxes) and 5% GST(federal goods and services tax).

What is exempt of HST?

There is long list of goods which are exempted from HST charge. It includes printed newspapers, books, children clothing and footwear, diapers, feminine hygiene products, and etc. Check Canada Revenue Agency website for the full and latest exemption list
https://www.fin.gov.on.ca/en/tax/hst/index.html

Do I need to collect HST in Ontario?

You don’t need collect Harmonized Sales Tax if you provide only exempt goods and services or you are small supplier.
You are small supplier if you do not exceed the $30,000 threshold amount in four consecutive calendar quarters (Calendar quarter means a period of three months beginning on the first day of January, April, July, or October in each calendar year)
https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/forms-publications/publications/rc4022/general-information-gst-hst-registrants.html#D_117

How do I get an HST number?

There are three ways you can register for Harmonized Sales Tax account:

  1. Registering electronically through Business Registration Online
  2. You can apply for a business number and register for the HST by phone
  3. You can apply for a business number and register for the HST by using Form RC1 and mailing or faxing it to your local tax centre.
    https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/forms-publications/publications/rc4022/general-information-gst-hst-registrants.html#H2_207

How long to keep records?

Usually you must keep your records for a period of six years from the end of the last year to which they relate. However, Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) may ask you to keep the invoices longer than six years.


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11 Replies to “Ontario HST calculator 2020”

  1. When calculating taxes normally you add up total sales and total expenses, which both normally include HST either paid or collected. Would it be possible to create a modified page such as this, where those numbers could be entered and remittance numbers would be calculated, with direction to enter the calculated amounts on an HST remittance form? Personally I would find this entirely beneficial. By taking away any points of confusion. it has to benefit all parties involved.

    1. Hi Kevin,

      You can enter HST inclusive price into the third input field (Price including HST) and other numbers (HST and price without HST) will be calculated. Isn’t that what you want?

  2. I have a take-out food business. Do I take the total expenses away from my sales to figure the H.S.T. payable ?

  3. We are purchasing Hymn books from the USA and what would be the HST rate to be charged? the full 13% or 5% GST?
    Thanks

  4. Purchasing a sewing machine List Price is 5,000.00 i’m trading a machine in which will be $1,000.00, do I pay the H.S.t. on $5,000.00 or $4000.00

  5. Hello,
    In case we import commercial goods from US, then is the GST/PST calculated on the tariff added price or is the GST/PST calculated on the price excluding tariff?

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