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Canadian Sales Taxes on Digital Platforms and Cross-Border Services: New Risks and Opportunities

May 20, 2021 - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Please note that this program will be delivered in English.

Please join members of our Tax group and Technology group as they discuss the new Canadian sales tax landscape for non-resident suppliers and digital platform operators.


The session will describe the complex legal relationships created by technological advances for digital platform operators and cross-border service providers, and the challenges that these novel relationships posed for the traditional framework for sales taxes in Canada. The presenters will explain the recent and proposed amendments to the GST/HST, QST and provincial sales tax regimes in Canada (including in the 2021 federal budget), and potential risks and opportunities for suppliers based on the new rules.



Thursday, May 20, 2021

12 – 1 p.m. (EDT)

Mandatory Continuing Education

This program is eligible for up to 1 Substantive hour.

Please note that pursuant to the amendments to the Règlement sur la formation continue obligatoire des avocats (Regulation respecting mandatory continuing education for lawyers – available in French only) of the Barreau du Québec, which came into force on April 1, 2019, the status of “recognized provider” and the mandatory “recognition” of activities have been abolished.

Blakes will continue to provide you with a confirmation of participation for your records. As stipulated in the above-mentioned regulation, members must preserve supporting documents attesting their completion of training activities for a period of seven years beginning on April 30 following the end of the reference period during which such activities were completed.

British Columbia
This program has been accredited for 1 CPD Credit Hour with The Law Society of British Columbia.