Some foreign-based businesses engaged in the digital economy have started charging GST
So starting July 1, 2021, you may see GST/HST charges when you make purchases from affected businesses. Affected businesses will include:
- Cross-border digital products and services, like video or music streaming services
- Platform-based short-term accommodation, like homestays or vacation rentals and
- Goods supplies through fulfillment warehouses in Canada.
These businesses will be required to register for, charge, collect and remit GST/HST on these products and services.