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Sales tax on HOA Fees #363945
01/12/10 02:52 PM
01/12/10 02:52 PM
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swanno Offline OP
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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?

Last edited by swanno; 01/12/10 02:54 PM.

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Re: Sales tax on HOA Fees [Re: swanno] #363950
01/12/10 03:51 PM
01/12/10 03:51 PM
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Diane Campbell Offline
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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?

Re: Sales tax on HOA Fees [Re: Diane Campbell] #364031
01/13/10 12:44 PM
01/13/10 12:44 PM
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Loansum-Al K Offline
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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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Re: Sales tax on HOA Fees [Re: Loansum-Al K] #364042
01/13/10 01:49 PM
01/13/10 01:49 PM
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swanno Offline OP
swanno  Offline OP
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.

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

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