To register for the HST:

-Got to 
https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/tax/businesses/topics/registering-your-business/bro-register.html
2Under 4. Click “Register Now”
-Enter your SIN, follow the prompts to enter your contact information
-Click “I need a business number” & “Business – Sole Proprietorship”
-Follow more prompts for contact information
-Legal Name = your name, Operating Name = only if you registered a business name, if not, leave blank
-Follow more prompts for contact information
-Fill out major business activity
-An HST number will be issued on the spot

Note the date of registration – this will be required for your 1st HST filing (after this year the filing will follow a calendar year).

Note your HST number on your invoices.

Separate out your invoice billings as: 
NET FEE + HST = TOTAL FEE

Start collecting HST on all earnings as of this date.

Keep collected HST aside as you will need to remit it to CRA at tax time.

FINAL NOTE: 
As an HST registrant you can collect back the HST you paid in your business expenses. At tax time total your expenses in their categories but separate out the HST as follows:

EXPENSE TOTAL: this total not entered on filings

HST IN THE EXPENSE: this total entered on HST remittance, to claim back HST in expenses against the HST collected from fees collected

EXPENSE TOTAL MINUS THE HST: this total entered on the tax return as a business deduction

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