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What is the correct journal entry when entering interest/penalty on GST/HST returns?

What is  the correct journal entry when entering interest/penalty on GST/HST returns?


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It is not a Journal Entry - Penalties and Interest payabl...

It is not a Journal Entry - Penalties and Interest payable to the CRA should be recorded as a bill from Receiver General and posted to a Penalties/Interest Expense type account. The transaction is unrelated to GST remittances and must not affect the GST Payable or GST Expense Accounts.

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Thank you. So then should I write a cheque paid to CRA an...

Thank you. So then should I write a cheque paid to CRA and charge an Interest/Penalty expense account?
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It is not a Journal Entry - Penalties and Interest payabl...

It is not a Journal Entry - Penalties and Interest payable to the CRA should be recorded as a bill from Receiver General and posted to a Penalties/Interest Expense type account. The transaction is unrelated to GST remittances and must not affect the GST Payable or GST Expense Accounts.

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So should I then write a cheque payable to C.R.A and char...

So should I then write a cheque payable to C.R.A and charge the interest/penalty expense account?
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Yes - use the Expense tab on the cheque rather than the I...

Yes - use the Expense tab on the cheque rather than the Item tab.