Foreign VAT Refunds Guide from Canada
What Expenses are Claimable for VAT Refund in Canada?
What are the Canada VAT Rates?
Canada imposes a Goods and Services Tax (GST) and, in certain provinces, a Harmonized Sales Tax (HST). Unlike a VAT, these taxes are not normally deductible by businesses. Here is Canada’s HST/GST breakdown:
Applies to all goods and services.
Depending on the province, the rate varies from 13% to 15%.
The HST is a combined tax structure that includes the federal GST and a provincial sales tax component. It is implemented in the following provinces:
• New Brunswick
• Newfoundland and Labrador
• Nova Scotia
• Prince Edward Island
In provinces where HST is not applied, a separate Provincial Sales Tax (PST) must be paid. Rates vary by province.
How to Get VAT Refunds from the Canada for Your Business?
Frequently Asked Questions About Canada VAT Recovery
A specific deadline does not exist because a domestic/local registration is mandated. Thus, clients are assisted based on their individual VAT return deadlines.
Claims are possible from all countries, but registration is a mandatory.
VAT refunds are often processed by Canada Revenue Agencies within 4 months.
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