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The Foreign Convention and Tour Incentive Program (FCTIP) was created in 2007 to provide GST/HST refunds to foreign meeting and convention organizers who bring group business to Canada.
FCTIP was designed to replace the GST Visitor Rebate Program, which provided GST rebates of up to $80 million a year. The GST Visitor Rebate Program issued GST refunds paid by non-Canadians who spent $200 or more on eligible goods, for personal use and short-term accommodation.
The FCTIP program is not working as the government intended, with many organizers choosing not to apply for rebates. The primary reasons are the administrative complexity of the program, and the time-consuming nature of the paperwork required. Tax preparation in any country can be confusing enough, and understanding a foreign country’s terminology and processes can be a real barrier.
Tour Tax Refunds can assist you with the rebate process by completing and filing all required claim forms, and working with FCTIP officials to ensure the timely processing of your claim.
A qualifying convention is a convention held in Canada where:
A qualifying convention does not include a meeting or assembly whose main purpose is to:
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