Uber pushing back against federal requirement to charge GST
Metro Ottawa

By Ryan Tumilty, Ottawa Metro News, March 30, 2017

Rideshare firm Uber is pushing back against changes in the federal budget that will require it to charge customers GST.

The government introduced the change in the budget clarifying a rule that currently requires taxi operators to charge GST for fares. The changes set to come into place on July 1 this year will mean the company has to charge the tax, as taxi drivers already do.

On the day he introduced his budget, finance minister Bill Morneau said it was an issue of fairness.


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