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GST/HST/PST (Canadian VAT) management, legal representation: outsource the processing of your obligations in Canada


Want to hire a tax representative (legal) in Canada?

Gestion des taxes TPS/TVH/TVP, représentation légale : externalisez le traitement de vos obligations au Canada

Canada’s complex tax rules can make it difficult for non-residents to understand their obligations and rights. But there is a simple way to apply these rules to your account: appoint a legal representative (equivalent to the tax representative in Canada) for tax matters in Canada.

Find out how this service from ASD Group can help you create tax opportunities for your financial situation and reduce and simplify your tax obligations as a non-resident of Canada!

By appointing a legal representative in Canada, you will be able to carry out sales transactions, import & export operations and purchases on Canadian territory, process GST/HST/PST taxes by managing them remotely.

What is the GST/HST/PST?

The Goods and Services Tax (GST), also known as the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) or Provincial Sales Tax (PST), is an indirect tax on goods and services sold, on delivery, to and from Canadian users. It is imposed by law at specific times on a number of goods and services, including goods, food products, specialty materials, certain clothing, etc.

What are your needs?

When can we help you?

ASD Group can provide you with the necessary expertise and skills for the following operations:

When you import goods into Canada, the importing company will have to pay 5% GST on imports when it clears customs.

To export goods from Canada to the rest of the world, as a non-resident company in Canada you will have to follow compliance rules.

If you are conducting buy-sell transactions within Canada, as a foreign company, contact us for transaction compliance.

If you have sales that are considered taxable in Canada, we can help you with compliance.

If you are selling projects in Canada (e.g. sale of machinery + installation and maintenance service) you will need to check the tax compliance of such a transaction. We can help you with this.

If you make taxable sales to Canadian customers, contact us for tax compliance.

What can we do for you?

Your commercial activity in Canada can be entirely managed from your country abroad through a tax representative (called “legal representative” in Canada) who will take care of all your company’s obligations to the Canadian tax authorities with regard to provincial sales taxes in Canada (GST/HST/PST):

ASD Group’s experts will assist you in analysing your situation: verification of eligibility criteria, drafting of the application file…

We liaise with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) to obtain all necessary information.

In order to collect and charge taxes to their customers, all businesses must register with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

ASD Group’s experts will file your declarations and remain at your side until the GST/HST/PST taxes on eligible transactions are refunded.

Why call on ASD Group?

The tax environment is constantly changing. More than ever, businesses are finding that a winning tax strategy is critical to long-term profitability. Managing GST/HST/PST taxes requires specialized expertise. That’s why choosing ASD Group is :

A specialised team in Canada that will assist you on a daily basis and allow you to secure your business.

A trusted contact for over 20 years who will be your privileged link with the Canadian tax authorities.

A network of 27 branches located in 24 countries in Europe and internationally.

What are the benefits of using ASD Group?

We provide innovative software tools to simplify the management and processing of taxes in Canada.

For over 10 years, our qualified experts have been committed to simplifying your procedures and obligations in Canada and the United States.

ASD Group is your one-stop shop for tax compliance and your gateway to growing your business in North America.

ASD Group provides strategic turnkey solutions for efficient cash management and asset trading.

Key concepts to remember


This service does not cover customs compliance, labelling or specific restrictions or licences that may be required in Canada. If in doubt about your compliance, contact ASD Group and one of our experts will refer you to another professional.


Canada represents a strategic access to a vast free trade area thanks to the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (US-Mexico) which replaces NAFTA. In addition, with the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the European Union, significant preferential markets are available to companies from both continents. In this context, ASD Group can support your business development internationally and in Canada.

Frequently asked questions about GST/HST/PST

The GST (Goods and Services Tax) is a federal tax that applies to most goods and services sold in Canada. The HST (Harmonized Sales Tax) is a combination of the GST and the provincial sales tax (PST) in provinces that have chosen to harmonize their sales tax with the GST. The PST is the provincial tax that applies to goods and services sold in provinces that have not harmonized their sales tax with the GST. GST/HST/PST is the Canadian equivalent of VAT.

The GST rate is 5%. The HST rate varies by province, from 13% in Ontario, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador to 15% in British Columbia. The PST rate also varies by province.

All Canadian consumers must pay GST/HST/PST on the goods and services they purchase, unless the goods or services are specifically exempted from tax.

Businesses must collect the GST/HST/PST on the goods and services they sell and remit it to the government. Businesses can also claim a refund of the GST/HST/PST paid on goods and services they purchase for their business, subject to eligibility.

Certain goods and services are exempt from GST/HST/PST, including basic groceries, prescription drugs, medical services and financial services.

Businesses can claim an input tax credit (ITC) to recover some of the GST/HST/PST paid on goods and services they purchase for their business.

Businesses must declare and pay GST/HST/PST on a regular basis, based on their turnover. Individuals pay the GST/HST/PST when they purchase goods and services, included in the posted price.

If you don’t pay the GST/HST/PST, you may be subject to penalties and interest. The government may also take action to recover unpaid tax, including seizing property or imposing tax penalties.

Frequently asked questions about the GST/HST/PST in Canada

ASD GROUP related services

We also offer our expertise for the following services in Canada:

Becoming a non-resident importer (NRI) in Canada
Impact assessment of GST/HST/PST obligations
Tax registration (GST/HST/PST)
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