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Canada: Indirect tax measures in federal budget 2019

Canada: Indirect tax measures in federal budget 2019

Canada’s federal budget for 2019 was presented on 19 March 2019, and it includes measures concerning goods and services tax (GST) and harmonized sales tax (HST) that would:

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  • Extend GST/HST relief to certain biologicals, medical devices, and health care services
  • Change the excise tax imposed on cannabis
  • Exempt the supply of certain multidisciplinary health services from GST/HST
  • Change the GST/HST rules as announced in legislative and regulatory proposals released in July 2018
  • Change the rules for the GST/HST joint venture election, as announced in the 2016 federal budget


Read a March 2019 report [PDF 136 KB] prepared by the KPMG member firm in Canada

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