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Ryan Publishes the Definitive Guide to Mitigating Risk and Assessing Impact of the Harmonized Sales Tax in Ontario and British Columbia

Press Release Apr 23, 2010

Dallas, Texas -- Ryan, the leading tax services firm in North America, with the largest transaction tax practice in the United States and Canada, today announced the release of a comprehensive publication to help companies navigate the complexities of the new harmonized sales tax (HST) in Ontario and British Columbia, entitled Planning for the HST in Ontario and British Columbia.

The HST in Ontario and British Columbia will have a significant impact on every company’s information systems, sales, pricing, purchasing, and budgeting functions. Leveraging more than three decades of Ryan thought leadership and expertise in Canada, this definitive guide supports transition planning by outlining the basic concepts for each proposed HST, the place of supply rules, proposed transitional rules, input tax credit restrictions and compliance, and winding down the retail sales tax in preparation for the HST.

“With the introduction of a harmonized sales tax in Ontario and British Columbia fast approaching, it is important to begin planning for the implementation of this tax into your business processes,” said Garry Round, Ryan Managing Principal of Canadian Operations. “With new rules and regulations being released daily, Ryan will stay ahead of the legislation and provide frequent updates to the guide in an effort to keep our clients, and the industry as a whole, well informed.”

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Ryan, an award-winning global tax services and software provider, is the largest Firm in the world dedicated exclusively to business taxes. With global headquarters in Dallas, Texas, the Firm provides an integrated suite of federal, state, local, and international tax services on a multijurisdictional basis, including tax recovery, consulting, advocacy, compliance, and technology services. Ryan is an 11-time recipient of the International Service Excellence Award from the Customer Service Institute of America (CSIA) for its commitment to world-class client service. Empowered by the dynamic myRyan work environment, which is widely recognized as the most innovative in the tax services industry, Ryan’s multidisciplinary team of more than 4,800 professionals and associates serves over 30,000 clients in more than 80 countries, including many of the world’s most prominent Global 5000 companies. More information about Ryan can be found at


Melodie Elliott
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