Manitoba recently released new sales tax guidance that clarifies some of the new responsibilities for online platform operators and online sellers under these rules. Among other details, the guidance states that operators of qualifying online sales platforms must collect and remit Manitoba's RST on all taxable retail sales facilitated through their platforms. Additionally, online sellers will not have to remit RST on retail sales of such goods, as long as the online platform operator has collected and remitted the RST. Further, Manitoba's guidance also clarifies the RST rules related to providers of streaming services and other media services, which may also have to register for, collect and remit RST on these services as of December 1, 2021.

Online platform operators and online sellers should review Manitoba's new bulletin that includes its RST guidance and take the appropriate steps to ensure they meet the RST requirements on qualifying taxable retail sales.

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