Since July 1, 2010, the HST is in effect in Ontario and British Columbia. Also, as of July 1, 2010, the HST rate in Nova Scotia was increased from 13% to 15% (5% federal part and 10% provincial part). For information see Nova Scotia HST rate increase.
Will you do it for cash?
The underground economy is a major concern for the Canada Revenue Agency and legitimate businesses. This new pamphlet, designed for contractors, reinforces the message that cash income must be reported and that failure to do so has serious personal and professional consequences.
- Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)
- Contracting with the Canadian Government: Construction Explains the rules about employees for people who enter into a construction, remodelling, repair or demolition contract with the federal government.
- Get it in Writing! is a national campaign to warn consumers of the risks involved in dealing with contractors in the construction business who offer "under-the-table" cash deals and to explain why it's important to insist on a written contract and get receipts.
- National Research Council Institute for Research in Construction The Institute for Research in Construction is the leader in research, technology, and innovation for the Canadian construction industry.
- Natural Resources Canada
- Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety
- Provincial and Territorial Workers' Compensation Board
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