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HST – Tax Impact

Ontario PST and Federal GST were harmonized to form Ontario HST on July 1, 2010. McMaster University is not exempt from HST (or other sales taxes) and may be required to pay HST on its acquisitions. McMaster University is eligible to claim a rebate in connection with any Ontario HST or Federal GST paid in another province.

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  The chart below summarizes the amount of the rebate and the net tax cost to your department. Tax Impact Please note that certain of the University’s activities / sales to external parties are taxable. In these cases, McMaster University is required to collect and remit Ontario HST in connection with these activities.