HST GENERAL TRANSITION RULES
General rules are provided here to help guide businesses and consumers in a smooth changeover to the proposed Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) in July 2010. The HST Transition Rules specify technical details about paying the HST in the period around July 1, 2010.
Overall, the HST would apply to goods and services purchased on or after July 1, 2010. In addition, the HST would generally apply to prepayments starting on May 1, 2010, for goods or services that would be provided on or after July 1, 2010.
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