For those in Manitoba:
In case you haven’t heard today’s news (Oct. 13, 2020), Finance Minister Scott Fielding announced today that, effective immediately, Manitobans will no longer have to pay the provincial sales tax when they get their personal income tax returns prepared.
Here is a link to the announcement:
Bulletin 057 on Accounting Services has been updated with the change.
Here is an excerpt from this bulletin:
“Preparing or filing a personal tax return is exempt. Estate planning advice,
tax planning advice or a secretarial or other administrative service provided
in conjunction with the preparing or filing of a personal tax return is also
• Taxable accounting services such as preparing financial statements and
bookkeeping services provided in conjunction with the preparing or filing a
personal tax return remain taxable and must be itemized on the invoice.
• A personal tax return means a return to be filed in accordance with
paragraph 150(1)(b) or (d) of the Income Tax Act (Canada). It includes any
federal or provincial schedules or forms filed with that return and any
amendment to such a return.”