Advataxes, an only employee expense software with a strength on handling recoverable GST/HST/QST has been nominated by the firm PayStream Advisors for a Technology Innovation Awards in the ”Travel & Expense” category. The handling of meals & gratuities in this video is an example on how Advataxes has been designed to address GST/HST & QST rules. Optional tips is not subject to the GST/HST/QST, so we ask all users to put optional tips in a separate field. We also ask users to include the total before tips in a separate field and select the province and the date in which they incurred the meal expense. Once that is done, the rest is automation. It is much more efficient that asking employees to select a tax code (i.e CAON, ER, EN, etc..) since your typical employee filing out an expense report is not a tax expert. Furthermore, due to the added precision, it allows organizations to easily use the exact method, which is much more beneficial in terms of saving and managing recoverable taxes. On this issue refer to our webpage entitled “Exact Method Versus Factors Method”. At the end of the day Advataxes was designed to address the Canadian sales tax environment first because there was nothing out there really designed to address this to the extent we’re doing and second there is a lot of money involved, see our “simulation” page.