Bridging Rivers Area Girl Guides
GST - everything you need to know!
1. Units/Districts pay GST on some purchases they make
2. Units/Districts must charge GST to families on certain activities, and remit this to the Canada Revenue Agency, via our Bridging River Area office.
It may be advantageous for your District/Unit if you make a rebate claim for GST you have paid on purchases of supplies etc. The rebate amount is 50% of the GST paid for general purchases – see below for the special case of expenses relating to activities where GST is collected. A copy of the form can be accessed here for pdf.
CHARGING GST ON CAMPS, SLEEPOVERS AND EVENTS was revised in 2012
All levels of Guiding, including units, must charge GST on overnight events, and some day events.
Our Area website has a simplified version of the National booklet detailing this – click here to access. The full booklet is available on the Forms page of the Provincial website.
GST, currently at five percent, is charged to families on the full participant fee you need to cover event expenses.
The Camp/Events GST Remittance/Rebate Form for Bridging Rivers Area)must be completed and turned in to the Area office within 30 days following the event
Applying for a GST rebate is optional, but must be done at the same time the remittance form is submitted. Any rebate amount will be subtracted from the GST amount collected so would reduce what you have to remit to Area. If GST paid exceeds what you collected you will be issued a refund.
You can recover 100% of the GST that you paid to non-Guiding vendors on expenses for the camp (e.g: site rental, craft supplies, resources)
All original receipts must accompany your GST Camp/Events Remittance/Rebate Form
GST on receipts from Girl Guides (online store or any Guiding entity) are not eligible for rebating.
There is specific information needed on receipts for GST taxable events:
The GST number must appear on all such receipts. The number you will use is the Bridging Rivers Area Council GST number which is 11893 8554 RT0022.
Other receipting requirements, for the SK Active Families Benefit and Child Arts Tax Credit (where applicable) are:
name of the eligible program or activity (i.e., membership fees, camp fees)
name and address of the service provider providing the program or activity.
total amount of membership fees or camp fees. (if your camp fees include a crest or t-shirt this amount has to be shown separately)
date of payment
the full name of the person paying the membership fees or camp fees
name and birth date of the eligible child with respect to whom the membership fees or camp fees were paid.