Canadian commodity taxes are unique in that Canada is one of very few countries that has a federal GST/HST (VAT) system combined with a Provincial Sales Tax (PST) system. This creates complexities and numerous challenges for companies to accurately manage and capture all Canadian sales taxes. And, oftentimes, ERP systems fail to correctly capture Input Tax Credits and refunds, ultimately impacting your bottom line.

Fortunately, our experienced commodity tax professionals have extensive jurisdictional knowledge and are well positioned to meet—and exceed—your commodity tax needs.

SERVICES

  • DMA’s Commodity Tax Recovery service is designed to identify all available commodity tax credits and refunds available, while also providing proactive recommendations to mitigate future commodity tax administration errors and inefficiencies.

    Our successful process is customizable to your specific business needs. DMA’s commodity tax team identifies potential overpayments, prepares schedules and supporting documentation, and cites appropriate laws to substantiate our findings. We also pursue all refund and credit opportunities with the appropriate taxing jurisdictions, with your approval. At the conclusion of our review, DMA’s experienced tax professionals provide customized training for your staff and construct recommended solutions designed to eliminate commodity tax errors in the future. DMA also offers ongoing technical support to resolve your tax issues.

  • DMA’s Commodity Tax Audit Management & Defense service focuses on your specific needs related to current, upcoming, or past commodity tax audits. We focus on helping you reduce proposed commodity tax audit assessments. We can either manage the entire audit process for you or review audit work papers at any time during the process—prior to the statute of limitations expiring.

    Our comprehensive audit management service allows our team to manage every step of your audit including:

    • Retrieving invoices and organizing items based on available exemptions
    • Reviewing all audit work papers in detail, including the audit methodology and sampling procedures
    • Identifying overpayments
    • Determining if the proposed penalty and interest assessments can be waived
    • Documenting and presenting all findings to you and the auditor
    • Pursuing unresolved issues through the appropriate channels

    If your team is fully committed to its commodity tax audit management and defense, DMA can manage the entire audit process or act as a “second pair of eyes” by reviewing the audit work papers at any time during the audit process.

  • North American companies that have Registered Pension Plans have significant opportunities for tax minimization and compliance improvements. That’s where our team comes into play. DMA provides GST/HST Pension Recovery services that focus on the identification of tax savings areas and improved administration.

  • DMA provides a Canada Revenue Agency GST/HST Registry Lookup Solution to streamline your process and minimize manual effort.

    Our comprehensive solution uses proprietary technology designed by DMA tax technology professionals. The solution automates the supplier validation process by passing client-supplier data through the Canada Revenue Agency GST/HST Registry. It verifies that the correct supplier’s name is being used, validates that the GST/HST number is active and in good standing, and confirms that the GST/HST number is valid on the transaction date.

    Once this process is complete, we provide a data download that identifies both valid and invalid suppliers. This allows you to pursue only the information you need to correct your records—or allows our commodity tax team to collaborate with your tax department.

    DMA’s GST/HST Registry Lookup Solution minimizes manual work and increases your tax efficiency and accuracy.

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