GST/HST Notice 322, Recovery of the GST/HST Under the Digital Economy Measures, April 2022
General requirement under s. 211.14(1) to register and charge GST/HST to unregistered recipient
Collection of the GST/HST
A key component of the measures is that a business or platform is not required to collect the GST/HST in respect of those supplies if the recipient is registered under the normal GST/HST rules and provides their GST/HST registration number to the business or platform when the supply is made. If such a recipient does not provide their registration number at that time, the business or platform is required to collect tax in respect of those supplies.
Charge to registered recipient can be rebated under s. 232
Recovery of the GST/HST
Pursuant to section 211.17 of the ETA, a recipient is generally not allowed to claim an input tax credit, rebate, refund or remission in respect of any GST/HST that is required to be collected by a person that is registered under the simplified GST/HST regime. However, a number of exceptions exist; in particular, where a recipient that is registered under the normal GST/HST rules has paid the GST/HST to a supplier that is registered under the simplified GST/HST regime, the recipient may approach the business or platform and seek a refund or credit of the amount that was paid, pursuant to section 232 of the ETA. The recipient would need to demonstrate to the supplier that their registration under the normal GST/HST rules was in effect at the time the supply was made. …
Additional information on procedures for refunds and adjustments of the GST/HST may be found in … Memorandum 12-2 … .
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