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Get your federal and provincial tax compliance right with tax accounting software

Always be ready to file your small business taxes to CRA and be assured you are paying the correct tax obligations.

Simple, accurate and transparent Canadian tax filing

Sage Accounting provides Canadian small businesses with the tools and features needed to calculate, charge, track, and file taxes accurately.


  • Tax settings by province
  • Tax calculations
  • Tax filing
  • Partially recoverable taxes
  • Provincial tax returns

Automatic compliance

Get your taxes right. Sage Accounting automatically calculates and maintains sales taxes with best-in-class performance, stability, and security. Accounting meets the CRA data storage requirement standards.

Prepare tax reports quickly and easily

Take the complexity out of filing your sales taxes with the CRA. Quickly and easily generate downloadable accurate sales tax reports to file with CRA. Plus Sage Accounting automatically estimates any taxes you may owe so there's no surprises when taxes are due.

All your filings in a single, secure place

Sage Accounting tracks and organizes all your current and past tax returns and filing statuses in a single, secure, and easy-to-access place for quick and easy reference.

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Entry level accounting software. Ideal for self-employed and micro businesses.

  • Bilingual in English and French
  • Supports one user
  • Create and send invoices
  • Get paid faster with integrated payments
  • Track what you're owed
  • Track what you've paid
  • Automatic bank reconciliation
  • Calculate your GST/HST to submit to CRA
  • Essential Reports
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Powerful cloud accounting software for small businesses. Includes everything from Sage Accounting Start, plus:

  • Integrated Payroll through Payment Evolution3
  • Run advanced reports
  • Send quotes and estimates
  • Recurring invoicing
  • Manage purchase invoices
  • Track income and expenses by projects and departments
  • Forecast cash flow
  • Manage multiple currencies
  • Track your inventory
  • Snap receipts with AutoEntry.4

FAQs

When creating a sales transaction in Sage Accounting (invoice, credit note, quote, estimate, or a quick entry), the available tax rates are based on the address (or delivery address, if different) of the contact. For example, if you create a sales invoice for a customer in the Yukon territory, a GST field with GST rates will be available on each invoice line.

When creating an expense transaction, the available tax rates are based on your business address. This is because your business paid the taxes on purchase. In some situations, you may need to use the rates applicable to the vendor’s location. To do this, you can select the correct tax area in the Tax rate for field above the document. This option is also available for Other Receipts and Other Payments.

Accounting keeps track of the taxes charged on sales, and recorded on expenses. You must report this information at the end of a month, quarter, or year, depending on your reporting period. You pay the government if the tax charged on sales is more than the tax you've paid, or receive a refund when the amount you paid is greater than the taxes you collect from sales.

If your company is GST/HST registered, you must charge and collect these taxes from your customers. Also, if registered with provincial tax authorities, you must charge and collect those taxes. If you haven't provided your tax registration number and indicated a remittance frequency, you can do that in the sales tax settings. Sales tax returns can also be exported in CSV or PDF format.

Yes! Sage Accounting keeps track of your province's tax laws to accurately calculate sales tax and returns. If you charge sales tax outside of your province, you can also add other tax agencies you pay.

There are a few types of sales taxes that you may charge your customers and need to include in transactions:

Goods and Services Tax (GST). GST is the federal tax collected on Canadian goods and services, and comprises a portion of HST for those provinces who collect that instead. It is applicable to New Brunswick, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador.

Provincial Sales Tax (PST). This tax is collected only in Manitoba (where it is referred to as Retail Sales Tax, RST), British Columbia, and Saskatchewan.

Harmonized Sales Taxes (HST). Is a combination of GST and PST, jointly calculated before remittance to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). HST is applicable to New Brunswick, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador. These provinces chose to combine their sales tax collection PST with the federal GST.

Québec Sales Tax (QST). In Québec, QST is levied by Revenu Québec on most goods and services. QST replaces the HST or PST in other provinces and is applicable only to Québec province.

Note: Alberta province, Nunavut and Yukon territories, and the Northwest Territories collect only GST.

If you are a GST/HST/QST registered business, you can claim some of the taxes paid on expenses on your tax returns. For GST/HST, these entries are called Input Tax Credits (ITCs) and the QST they are called Input Tax Refunds (ITRs). For additional information about ITCs and ITRs, see the Government of Canada website.

Some expenses like meals and entertainment have partially recoverable Input Tax Credits (ITCs) or Input Tax Refunds (ITRs). Follow the steps below to set up Accounting to allow you to account for these types of expenses.

If your business is GST/HST or QST registered, you may submit tax payments to the CRA or Revenu Québec in instalments. You can set Accounting to keep track of your instalment payment totals in the relevant boxes on your tax return.

Before setting this up, consider to which ledger accounts you want to post the payments. If you don’t already have ledger accounts for instalment payments, you’ll need to create them. You can do this from the Chart of Accounts page beforehand, or when you turn on the feature. There is no difference, except that creating them from the Chart of Accounts page allows you to review the chart first for numbering. If you make payments to both the CRA and Revenu Québec, be sure to create two accounts, one for each type of tax.

24/7 bilingual support to help you with taxes

Get support when you need it. You can always access our bilingual support and resources online, 24/7.

  1. Offer valid for new customers only on monthly subscriptions of Sage Business Cloud Accounting. Discounted subscription rate is only for the first three (3) months after which the monthly subscription rate will renew at the then current rate. May not be combined with any other offers or discounts. To ensure continuous service your subscription plan is an automatically renewing plan. Subsequent months will automatically be billed to the same credit card each month on your anniversary date of purchase. You may terminate the plan at any time prior to your renewal data and not be charged for the renewal. 
  2. Start your free trial and receive 1 month free, then $14 or $30 /mo (tier depending)
  3. Payment Evolution is a third-party app that would require additional usage fees.
  4. Snap and upload data from unlimited receipts, invoices, and supplier statements with AutoEntry. 50 % off your first 3 months. Accounting only.