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Ontario Canada HST collected or included?

Can anyone in Ontario tell me what the deal is with HST on bookings? We’re just new to this with no bookings yet and no idea how much we will get…do we collect it or is it collected by airbnb or due upon arrival (which seems totally awkward)

If it’s not on the Airbnb website (lots of tax stuff is) you will probably get a quicker answer posting on an Ontario host forum or social media group (presuming you guys have one).


I don’t know of an Ontario host forum, although that doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. There is a not very lively Toronto one in the Airbnb Community Centre, with no good answers about HST. Do you expect to make over $30,000 this year, and do you have an HST number, @Earthangel? If so, search for adding taxes in Help from your Airbnb dashboard. It will tell you there what to do.
If you do not have an HST number, and you might gross $30,000 this year, you will want to apply for it yourself or ask an accountant for help.

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