What is it?

A tax rebate is the percentage of GST/HST paid that can be credited back to an institution as per the eligibility defined by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). As a part of the “MUSH” (Municipal, University, School and Hospital) sector, Carleton University can claim rebates of 67% of the 5% Goods and Services Tax (GST), and 78% of the 8% provincial component of HST respectively – forming a combined amount of 73.769% of the 13% harmonized sales tax (HST).

Why is it important?

Claiming the rebate to which the University is entitled lowers our costs of doing business and research. It is important to separate taxes on cheque requisitions and travel claims to ensure that the rebate is taken, otherwise your department or research fund will miss out on realizing the “savings”.

Where do I find more information?

For further information on HST rebates, visit the Financial Services HST site.