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Excise Automated Reference Library (EARL Lite)

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Excise Automated Reference Library (EARL Lite) - This product is available in the following media types: Internet CollectionIncludes the Excise Tax Act, GST/HST regulations, and CRA bulletins, forms, and guides. Commentary includes EY’s Complete Guide to GST/HST, as well as Commodity Tax News and TaxMatters@EY newsletters. Annotations link to Excise Tax Act provisions, providing easy access to cross-referenced materials. Available as part of Tax Suite — East, Ontario, Quebec, or West package.

Excise Automated Reference Library (EARL Lite) includes access to the following title(s):

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EARL Lite contains:

Interactive interpretations (iBox)

Annotated GST/HST and excise legislation links you to case law, CRA HQ rulings, Finance consolidated explanatory notes, current and archived GST/HST and excise publications, and fillable forms (connect easily with our iBox ).


  • EY's Complete Guide to GST/HST — Written by EY indirect tax professionals in a non-technical style with extensive cross-references to official materials and examples. Each chapter contains a GST-QST comparison and complete coverage of the HST. Topically organized and searchable by section.
  • EY news — Includes news and tax alerts on important GST/HST matters.
  • EY Tax Alerts — Tax alerts on important tax matters.

Consolidated explanatory notes

Explanatory notes for enacted bills amending the Excise Tax Act are consolidated in section order.

Forms, publications, and rulings

  • Budgets and reports — Annual federal budget materials and reports issued by the Auditor General, CRA, and Finance.
  • News releases — Finance technical amendments (including notices of ways and means motions) and miscellaneous news releases; CRA backgrounders, news releases, statements, tax alerts, and tax tips; CRA notices relating to the Excise Act, Excise Act, 2001, excise taxes and special levies, and GST/HST.
  • Forms — All GST/HST and excise forms, as released by CRA.
  • Excise taxes and duties — All materials relating to excise duties, excise taxes, and special levies (includes circulars, legislation, memoranda, policy statements, and rulings).
  • Publications — All current guides and pamphlets, Excise and GST/HST News, info sheets, memoranda, policy statements, prescribed rates of interest, and technical information bulletins.

GST/HST and Excise legislation

  • Excise Tax Act — Includes all proposed and historical amendments. Complete text of Excise Tax Act, R.S., 1985, c. E-15, consolidated to date, with linked sections and defined terms.
  • Index — Topical index to the Excise Tax Act with more than 3,000 entries.
  • Regulations and statutory instruments — Full text of all regulations and statutory instruments, including all changes since 1991. Regulations contain applicable regulatory impact analysis statements (RIAS).
  • Bill/regulation status — Status (first reading, second reading, etc.) of all outstanding federal public GST/HST and excise tax bills originating from the House of Commons or Senate, including draft tax legislation and notices of ways and means motions (updated real-time on

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