Manage GST/HST easily

Automatically calculate GST/HST on transactions, and use reports to prepare GST/HST returns.

Sales tax

Customize GST/HST rates

Set up as many GST/HST rates as you need.

Automated calculations

GST/HST on transactions is recorded for you.

Prepare GST/HST returns

Use the sales tax report to complete a return.

Customize GST/HST rates

Default GST/HST rates are set up, initially to 0%, for tax on purchases, sales, and imports, and tax exempt.

  • Add or amend the default tax rates
  • Set up as many tax rates and components as required
  • Alter the tax rate on any line item if needed
A list of tax rates in the Xero application, with the 'Tax exempt' and 'Tax on goods' options highlighted.

Automated calculations

Calculate GST/HST on each line item in your invoices, quotes, purchase orders and bills.

  • The tax rate selected for each item is used to calculate sales tax
  • Sales tax on a transaction can be tax inclusive or exclusive, or no tax
  • Set up default rates for contacts, inventory items, and accounts
A consultant speaks to a client, with the tax rate option 'Tax on consulting' highlighted.

Prepare GST/HST returns

Run the sales tax report to gather information for completing GST/HST forms for a selected tax period.

  • Get a summary of taxes by rate, component or account type
  • View an audit report to see the individual transactions
  • Sales tax figures can be generated using the cash or accrual basis
The sales tax summary report in Xero, with a summary of taxes by tax component.

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