Selling in Canada at a speaking event

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Selling in Canada at a speaking event

Postby JulieBeyer » Mon Sep 29, 2014 10:09 am

Hi everyone! I am from the US and have an invitation to speak and sell my books at a patient conference in Canada. Does anyone have any advice about how to do this legally? Has anyone done this before? Thank you!

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Re: Selling in Canada at a speaking event

Postby mammamaia » Mon Sep 29, 2014 10:29 am

i don't see that there should be any problem... but you should be asking the canadian folks who invited you and are running the event about it, not us...

and check with a US tax consultant about how to report the income... be sure to bring plenty of books with you...

congratulations on having been asked!... hope you sell out... hugs, m
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Re: Selling in Canada at a speaking event

Postby JulieBeyer » Mon Sep 29, 2014 10:41 am

Thanks for the reply....the event coordinator is a support group leader and doesn't know. She and I have been batting this around for a couple of months now, so we are trying to reach out to our other sources to see what we can come up with. She is asking on her end also!

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Re: Selling in Canada at a speaking event

Postby pls » Mon Sep 29, 2014 10:56 am

Be prepared to adjust your prices to the Canadian dollar, although if you're speaking at a location close to the border, you might receive payments in U$ dollars.
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Re: Selling in Canada at a speaking event

Postby TerryRodgers » Mon Sep 29, 2014 2:24 pm

I agree with Maia and Paul--eh.

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Re: Selling in Canada at a speaking event

Postby JulieBeyer » Mon Sep 29, 2014 2:54 pm

I got in touch with the border control of Canada and they told me what I need to do. I have to get a note of introduction from the organizer of the event and when I get to the border I have to pay 5% tax on MY cost basis of everything I take in. Then, when I leave, I have to request to be reimbursed for the tax on the books I did not sell.

If people are reading this in the future, I recommend that they double check themselves with Canadian authorities.

Thanks for the comments, everyone!


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