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GST & PST
Expert: Hari S. Nesathurai
I charge my customers GST and PST on the products they buy from me. I also charge them mileage to go and photograph their wedding. Do I charge them GST and PST on the mileage?
Hari S. Nesathurai answered:
You need to charge GST on mileage expenses billed for your photography services. PST is generally not charged on personal services.
This link may be helpful: http://www.rev.gov.on.ca/english/guides/rst/pdf/601.pdf.
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Hari S. Nesathurai is the senior tax counsel at the Toronto law firm of Heydary Hamilton PC where his practice includes domestic and international tax planning and tax litigation for privately held corporations and wealthy individuals. Click here to view Hari's C.V