April 1, 2016, No. 2016-16.New Brunswick has released general descriptions of the transitional rules for its proposed upcoming increase of the HST to 15% (from 13%) in New Brunswick on July 1, 2016. Businesses across Canada, as well as non-resident businesses that are registered for GST/HST, should review these new rules, particularly if they are required to collect New Brunswick HST on their sales or if they are subject to special rules for financial institutions. Businesses and other organizations must ensure that their systems and processes are adjusted to reflect the upcoming HST rate increase.
According to New Brunswick, suppliers would generally be required to collect 15% HST on the consideration that becomes due without having been paid, or is paid without having become due, on or after July 1, 2016 for supplies of taxable property or services. The 13% HST would generally apply to any consideration that becomes due or is paid before July 1, 2016.
In general, the consideration for a supply becomes due on the earliest of:
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