It's necessary to reconcile your books and records with what you file for GST/HST on those returns you file every month or quarter, or even once a year for some small business owners.
If you don't reconcile, it's necessary to file an amendment to your return for the period that's not correct, especially if you've over or under stated the GST/HST on your sales, or if you claimed too much for ITC's.
If you didn't claim enough for ITC's, usually it's up to four years, but for some business's and other entities, it's only two years that they can go back to claim an ITC if they missed claiming for it.
Click here for spreadsheet that assists with reconciliation between what was filed with CRA and what's on the books currently.
This spreadsheet can be used to discover which prior periods require adjustment and which Line item requires adjustment.
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