GST/HST Dentists

A dentist whose professional practice is comprised one-third of crown, bridge and denture work, with office rent, administration and other taxable costs of $200,000 per year, may be eligible to recover an estimated $5,000 per year ongoing and a four-year “catch-up” for a total of $20,000 of immediate ITC entitlement as a result of this court decision.

This Tax Court of Canada decision reflects the first judicial review of CRA’s GST policy for dentists and indiscriminately rejects CRA’s narrow interpretation of the matter.

This decision establishes a legal precedence that, at the moment, is the highest authority with respect to this issue.  In plain terms, this Tax Court decision overrules CRA’s policy on the matter of dentists’ services with respect to crown, bridge and denture work.

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