Many employers with pension plans must remit GST/HST amounts by January 31, 2022. Employers that are GST/HST registered and that offer a registered pension plan to their employees may be subject to GST/HST pension plan rules where that plan governs a trust. Under these extensive rules, employers are deemed to have made taxable supplies to their pension plan and must remit related amounts of GST/HST. Employers subject to these rules, and that have monthly GST/HST reporting periods with a December 31 year-end, are required to remit those amounts of GST/HST by January 31, 2022. Similar rules apply for QST purposes.

It is important for employers to closely follow these complex rules, which also extend to master trusts in pension plan structures, to avoid costly tax errors. Specifically, amounts of GST/HST and QST owing under these rules that are not remitted on time by employers are not eligible for pension entities' rebates.

For more information, see TaxNewsFlash-Canada 2021-59, "Employers and Pension Plans — December 31 GST Obligations" or contact your KPMG adviser.

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