Understanding your Receipt - Carelancer
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Here’s a breakdown of your receipt for a better understanding of the service fees, taxes on service fees, taxes depending on the service provider who has rendered the service, why some providers have a business number, and others have their name listed as self-employed.

Self-employed vs Business Number

The decision between self-employment and obtaining a registered business number for care providers involves considering factors such as liability, tax obligations, and the scale of the business. This decision is personal and varies based on individual preferences and circumstances.

Carelancer service Fees

The service fee charged, excluding taxes, is designed to support the security, reliability, and maintenance of our platform. It plays a crucial role in ensuring quality services and facilitating compliance with legal and regulatory requirements. These service fees play a pivotal role in elevating your user experience and continuously enhancing our platform.

Calculation Method for Service Fees

The service fee is calculated based on the service price. Users will see the total price they’ll pay to book on the service agreement. No additional service fees are charged to users at this time.

Taxation on Carelancer Fees

Carelancer is obligated to apply taxes to its fees as it operates as a marketplace connecting independent Care Providers with Care Seekers for healthcare services. Therefore, we have the responsibility to impose taxes on our service fees. Regarding provincial taxes, in British Columbia (BC), Saskatchewan, Alberta, and Manitoba, these types of services, including platform fees, are not subject to provincial taxation.

Taxation on Services Rendered by Nurses

Each nurse on the Carelancer platform operates as an independent contractor, delivering nursing services within a nurse-patient relationship. Exempt nursing services encompass fundamental healthcare offerings provided by a nurse, such as support, prevention, therapy, palliation, and rehabilitation, aiming to sustain health, prevent diseases, and treat injuries, illnesses, disabilities, or provide palliative care. Nurses act as medical practitioners, offering direct services to their patients. For more information, refer to the official website of the tax authority. Link

Taxation on Services Rendered by Personal Support Worker (PSW)

GST/HST may be applicable to home care services provided by a PSW, and when the client does not have an exempt status, Carelancer collects taxes on both healthcare services and service fees. Regarding provincial taxes, in British Columbia (BC), Saskatchewan, Alberta, and Manitoba, these types of services are not subject to provincial taxation. For more information, refer to the official website of the tax authority. Link

Tax Exemption

In cases where the client holds an exempt status (e.g., First Nation clients receiving services on a reserve or clients with proof of funding), Carelancer does not collect taxes on home healthcare services.

For more information, refer to the official website of the tax authority. Link

Eligibility Limitation

Carelancer is not designed for individuals who are beneficiaries of government payer programs.