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How to register for GST/HST

Use this step-by-step guide to register for the GST/HST. When you register for GST/HST, please note the information required may vary from what you see on this article.

Unfortunately, Lyft can’t provide tax advice. For further guidance, consider asking a tax professional for advice on specific circumstances and assistance when filing GST/HST returns.

  1. Business Registration Online — Overview. Visit cra.gc.ca/bro and select [Register now].
  2. Scroll down, then select [Register Now] a second time
  3. Validate your identity — Social Insurance Number. Enter your Social Insurance Number, then select [Next].
  4. Validate your Identity — continued. Enter your last name, date of birth, and postal code. The information here must match the information on your last personal tax return.
  5. Read the terms and conditions of use, tick the box □ , then select [Next]
  6. Disclaimer. Read the privacy disclaimer. If you agree, select [Next].
  7. Confirm user identity. Select location ▼. Next, select device type ▼ and enter area code and telephone number. Then, select [Next].
  8. Determine registration requirements. Select ☑I need a business number, then select [Next].
  9. Determine business number needs. Select ☑Business - Sole Proprietorship, then select [Next].
  10. Register client — add owner. You are the owner. Enter first name, last name, select location ▼, select device type ▼, enter area code, enter telephone number, then select [Next].
  11. Register client — general information. Enter your legal name. Select ☑English.
  12. Mailing address. Select country ▼, then select postal code ▼. Now, select [Next].
  13. Register client — select mailing address. Select ☑Social Insurance Number, then select [Next].
  14. Register client — complete mailing address details. Enter mailing address, then select [Next].
  15. Register client — confirm mailing address. If the address is correct, select ☑ yes, then select [Next].
  16. Register client — add business activity. Enter Ridesharing Service, then select [Next]. You can leave other fields blank.
  17. Register client — confirm details. Confirm the details are correct, then select [Confirm].

    You'll receive a summary and your 9-digit Business Number (BN). You’ll need this business number to register for an GST/HST account.

  18. Register client — summary. Select [Register CRA accounts for this business].
  19. Register accounts with CRA — add Social Insurance Number (SIN). Enter first name, last name, Social Insurance Number, telephone number, then select [Next].
  20. Register accounts with CRA — confirm Social Insurance Number (SIN). Confirm the details are correct, then select [Confirm].
  21. Register accounts with CRA — Social Insurance Number (SIN) summary. Select [Continue registration].
  22. Register accounts with CRA. Select [Register an RT account], then select [Finished registering accounts with CRA for this business].
  23. Register GST/HST account — profile information. Select ☑Operate a taxi, limousine or commercial ride-sharing service, then select [Next].
  24. Register GST/HST account — profile information. Sole activity subject to the GST/HST is from commercial rental income: Select ☑No.
  25. Register GST/HST account — profile information. Actual annual worldwide and domestic GST/HST taxable sales: (If unknown, enter zero). You must enter a response to continue with the registration process.
  26. Register GST/HST account — profile information. Actual annual and domestic GST/HST sales: (this will be your estimated ride earnings).
  27. Register GST/HST account — profile information. Account effective date: Select year ▼, select month ▼, select day ▼, then select [Next]. The date needs to be on or before your first ride, but you have 30 days from your first ride to apply.
  28. Register GST/HST account — reporting period. Select your preferred reporting period ▼.
  29. Register accounts with CRA — confirm details. Confirm the details are correct, then select [Confirm].

You'll receive a summary and your 15-digit number. This is your GST/HST account number.

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