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Canada has multiple tax types which can be applied to an invoice (viz., GST, PST, QST & HST). Additionally, on Canadian invoices, more than one tax line can be present per invoice line (aka multi-tax lines).

Invoice Content Requirements

Invoice Content Field Mandatory/Conditional Comments
Supplier Name  Mandatory  
Supplier Address Recommended  
Supplier GST/HST Registration Number Conditional This will be required where the amount payable if more than C$30
Supplier Fiscal Rep. Name Conditional  
Supplier Fiscal Rep. Address Conditional  
Supplier Fiscal Rep GST/HST Registration Number   Conditional  
Buyer Name Conditional This will be required where the amount payable if more than C$30
Buyer Address  Recommended   
Buyer Fiscal Rep Name  Conditional  
Buyer Fiscal Rep Address Conditional  
Buyer Fiscal Rep. GST/HST registration number Conditional  
Invoice Date  Mandatory   
Invoice Number Recommended  A sequential number based on one or more series, which uniquely identifies the invoice
Invoice Currency  Conditional This needs to be provided where the invoice is in foreign currency 
Original Invoice Number (Credit Notes) Recommended  
Net Total  Mandatory   
Gross Total  Conditional  
Quantity  Recommended  
Description Conditional  
Tax Amount Conditional  
Total Tax Amount per Tax Rate Applied Recommended   
Terms of Payment Conditional  
Discount Amount Conditional  
Discount Terms  Conditional  
Tax Invoice  Recommended  

Extrinsic fields

There are no specific non-standard cXML fields (extrinsics) required to send a compliance-assured Canadian invoice. You may require additional extrinsics specific to your industry or billing situation. See Adding Extrinsics to Your Invoice for more info.

Example invoices 

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