Unlike employees, almost all independent contractors will need to charge GST/HST for their services. This will apply whether they are incorporated or not (i.e. a sole proprietor).

Do I Need To Charge GST?

If your annual income (before expenses) is less than $30,000 you are considered a small supplier, and will not need to charge. As soon as your income exceeds this, you will need to charge. For this reason, it is helpful to have a GST number registered.

Get a GST Number

Registering a GST number is free of charge, and must be obtained from the Canadian Federal Government.

If you have questions or concerns about GST/HST, Donna Cona recommends you consult your accountant.