A New GST Payment Option for Canadian Importers

Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is a federal Canadian Agency that is responsible for border, customs, and immigration enforcement. Among those duties is regulating and enforcing the importation of goods into Canada. As part of that ongoing process, the CBSA is updating its monthly payment processes system to enhance accuracy. It allows importers and brokers to more easily reconcile their import accounts thus allowing companies to import into Canada easily. The CBSA is transitioning to a central payment process which will help importers ensure consistency and timeliness in month-end activities.

Understanding Import Taxes

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) is the general name for the tariff, duty, and border tax. The GST Direct Program allows importers who are registered with the system to pay the Receiver General of Canada directly. Licensed import brokers in Canada, like ARGO Customs, assist their clients with GST Direct Payments by helping importers classify their goods and identify special permits, regulations, or restrictions.

ARGO Customs is in the process of updating its GST Direct Payment system to synchronize with the CBSA. ARGO Customs Brokers clients who have accounts with TD. Banque Nationale, Scotiabank, RBC, BMO, Citibank, Bank of America, and Tangerine are now able to make direct payments to GST through the ARGO system. Your company no longer risks a delay in obtaining a release of your goods because there is a breakdown at the post. ARGO Customs enables you to affect direct payments to the CBSA Receiver General and allows you to utilize online banking.

Direct payments via online portal ensure that your company’s importation of goods is not delayed. Moreover, online payments are more secure than checks through the post or by courier. ARGO Customs Brokers can walk your company through the benefits of the GST Direct Payment system and how it can benefit your company. The saved time and increased security for your payments could result in thousands of dollars of savings in time and improved efficiency.

Contact ARGO Customs Today

ARGO Customs places import brokers at all major points of entry and regularly updates its website with more information to assist their clients in learning about and understanding the how to import into Canada. ARGO Customs is a premier customs brokers agency that has no hidden fees. All fees are clearly listed on the ARGO Customs website at all applicable rates and possible discounts. But don’t take our word for it, please visit our website at https://www.argocustoms.com/prices-US-and-Canadian-customs-brokerage-fees.php#1. If you are interested in our services, please sign up for an account, and we will start assisting you: https://www.argocustoms.com/Canadian-customs-services-account-signup.php. ARGO Customs Brokers are reliable, experienced, and have assisted thousands of companies in importing goods into Canada.