Can I file a HST return along with Business return (Form 2125) in T1 or do I have to file a separate one with CRA on their website.

I have a client who is a sole proprietor and has a business income. has to file a HST return also. Can we do it in profile software of a separate on CRA website?


It will be T1 not T2

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Good afternoon Kiran. As far as I know, you can not file the HST return with your regular return (T2125). You have to file a separate return (netfile) using CRA website. Your client has to be registered for HST and he should have an access code in order to file it. One thing to remember is not to include the HST paid on the expenses claimed on T2125. What I mean is that you can not "double dip" and claim the HST paid in expenses claimed on T2125 as well as ITC on HST return. You can only claim once.

Here is the link for HST netfile.

Hope this helps.

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