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May 27, 2010 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
This presentation provides a general review of the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) and major changes affecting real property contractors and a review of issues relating to in-progress construction contracts that straddle the July 1 st implementation date. There will be also a discussion on progress payments and construction holdbacks, HST implications for project bids tendered post July 1 st , winding down of the PST rules and the PST rebate for residential construction materials in inventory as of June 30 th and a review of general GST/HST reporting matters and restricted input tax credits.
Darren Taylor, CA, BA (Econ) – Darren is a senior manager of sales and indirect tax with Grant Thornton. Darren has over nine (9) years of experience providing sales tax advisory services to clients in a wide spectrum of industries and sectors of the economy. Darren leads the sales tax practice in Grant Thornton’s Vancouver, Langley and Victoria offices. He works with clients to help them understand how HST will affect them and how to maximize the benefits of a successful implementation.
Darren works closely with many different industry groups and public sector bodies to help them build implementation plans to manage this significant legislative change. He is dedicated to helping clients minimize the cost of indirect tax, defends them during tax authority audits and proactively advises them on how to manage their sales tax risk as their business expands.
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