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#363945 - 01/12/10 02:52 PM Sales tax on HOA Fees
swanno Offline
Has anyone heard about a recent change in the rules where the 10% GST is now to be charged on Condo HOA fees?
I am hearing that from Jan 1 at least 2 resorts are now charging sales tax on HOA fees.
This doesn't make sense to me since if you own a condo and are part of the HOA are you not technically charging sales tax on a service provided by yourself (since you are the HOA)

Any realtors heard about this?

Edited by swanno (01/12/10 02:54 PM)
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#363950 - 01/12/10 03:51 PM Re: Sales tax on HOA Fees [Re: swanno]
Diane Campbell Offline
My guess is that there is a detail or two being lost along the way in this info. Easy to do with details on taxes,
The management companies generally do charge GST - do you think maybe that is what is being levied?

#364031 - 01/13/10 12:44 PM Re: Sales tax on HOA Fees [Re: Diane Campbell]
Loansum-Al K Offline
I know the management companies charge the guest a 9% tax. Haven't heard anything from our condo manager about a tax on the HOA dues........yet!
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#364042 - 01/13/10 01:49 PM Re: Sales tax on HOA Fees [Re: Loansum-Al K]
swanno Offline
The 9% tax is a hotel tax that is charged on all rentals.

I'm still a bit confused
There seems to be some condos that do charge GST and some that don't.

I think Dianne may be on the right track. It might be if the HOA fees are paid to a management company (which may well be the HOA but set up as a separate entity) that in turn administers/runs the HOA funds then the management company have to charge GST.
Still seems really confusing since it still seems that you are charging GST on yourself.

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#364077 - 01/13/10 04:56 PM Re: Sales tax on HOA Fees [Re: swanno]
sandyb Offline
Sounds like BS to me! Has Obama been in Belize advising the Govt on how to fleece the "wealthy"???
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