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Foreign Convention Organizers

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Recover GST/HST/QST on Conventions

A refund opportunity exists for all foreign organizers of conventions in Canada.

Who can recover?

Foreign Convention Organizers


  • As the organizer, you are a non-resident of Canada.
  • As the organizer, you are not registered in Canada.
  • 75% of the admissions are expected to be non-residents of Canada.

What can be recovered?

GST/HST/QST can be recovered on the following related convention supplies:

  • Accommodation
  • Convention Show Services
  • Catering (including food, beverages etc.)
  • On-site Services
  • Speakers and Educational Seminars
  • Professional Services
  • Audio-Visual
  • Destination Management Services
  • Printed Matter
  • Telecommunications
  • Business Equipment
  • Memorabilia
  • Professional Services
  • Translators and Interpreters
  • Convention Materials
  • Moving and Storage Services
  • Simultaneous Interpretation Equipment
  • Transportation costs

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