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Watch an update from our Canada team

Will Buckley, Canada Country Manager, and Allison Hawkins, National Xero Ambassador, give a special announcement on Xero’s GST/HST product release.


Watch our GST/HST returns demo

Learn how to map your client’s tax rates to the correct lines on the GST/HST return, generate the GST/HST return, and audit your work using the Transactions by line number tab.


Prior period adjustments for GST/HST returns

A top feature requested after our recent launch of GST/HST returns was an easier method of tracking and accounting for added, deleted, or edited transactions dated in GST/HST returns already filed with the Canada Revenue Agency.

You asked, we delivered.

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Automatically included in the GST/HST return

When a new GST/HST return is generated, Xero identifies journals dated prior to a finalized return and automatically includes the transaction details within the current period return.


Identify with ease

Easily find prior period adjustments by their date within the Transactions by line number tab of the GST/HST return.

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Get started

Be sure to read through our Xero Central article and Xero Central course to learn more.


GST/HST returns

Generate GST or HST returns in Xero with just a few clicks. 

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Save time preparing GST/HST returns

Generate a GST or HST return for a specific filing period with tax line calculations.

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Have confidence in your numbers

View a list of transactions within each tax return line using the transactions by line number tab.


Keep track of GST/HST returns in one location

Save drafts or finalize GST or HST returns across multiple tax periods.

JUNE 2019

NTR and Review Report Templates

Canadian Notice to Reader (NTR) and Review report templates are now available in Xero HQ. Easily create year-end financial statements across your entire client base using Xero’s flexible report templates, built just for Canadian accountants and bookkeepers.

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Daily bank feeds

Streamline practice workflows

Once your practice-wide report codes are mapped to each of your client's Chart of Accounts, you can quickly produce financial statements for all your clients.

Two-way sync

Customize to your liking

Easily tailor the report content and layout to suit practically any requirement.

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Follow the steps in this Xero central article to get started with Report Templates.

MAY 2019

CIBC direct bank feed

CIBC bank balances and transaction data now flow directly into Xero, reducing manual data entry and ensuring clearer insight into cash flow. Be sure to sign up for CIBC SmartBanking™ for Business to get started.

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Daily bank feeds

Daily bank feed

CIBC bank balances and transaction data are transferred to Xero daily.

Two-way sync

Two-way sync

CIBC SmartBanking displays your business banking and Xero data to provide you with a consolidated dashboard of your bank accounts, payables, and receivables.

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Get started

Follow the steps in this Xero Central article to get started with a CIBC bank feed.

APRIL 2019

GIFI code mapping

Map your client’s chart of accounts to GIFI codes and export directly out of Xero, streamlining your end-of-year workflow and reducing the need for third party apps.

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Only for Canadian partners

Search for GIFI codes

Search for all 850 GIFI code names and numbers to accurately map your chart of accounts.

Easily export GIFI file

Only for Canadian partners

Be sure you have the staff-level permission in Xero HQ to begin using GIFI code mapping.

Only for Canadian partners

Easy GIFI file export

Once your client’s Chart of Accounts are mapped, export the GIFI file directly out of Xero and upload into your tax preparation software. 

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