Registering (opening) your GST/HST account
Once you have registered a new GST/HST account, the Canada Revenue Agency may contact you to confirm the information you provided when you registered your Business Number (BN).
It is important that we review this information with you. You may be asked at that time to provide more information. Having complete and correct information on file for your business allows us to serve you better.
New registrants - see Steps - register your GST/HST account.
In Quebec, Revenu Québec administers the GST/HST. If your business is located in Quebec, visit the Revenu Québec Web site.
- Should you register for a GST/HST account?
If you are a sole proprietor, a partnership, or a corporation, answer a few questions to find out if you should register for a GST/HST account.
- Mandatory registration
When you must register
- Voluntary registration
When you may register
- How to register
Registering your GST/HST account by mail, fax, phone or Internet
- Taxi and limousine operators
Special registration information for taxi and limousine operators
- Effective date of registration
The day you start to charge GST/HST and claim input tax credits
- Fiscal year
Deciding your year-end for your business
- Opening more locations, branches or divisions
- Reporting periods
Deciding how often you need to file your GST/HST return
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