Business Number vs. GST Number: What’s the Difference?

David van Moorsel

When starting a new business in Alberta, there is often confusion about the difference between a business number vs. GST number. These registrations serve different purposes, so it’s important to understand the key differences and when they’re required. What is a business number? A business number is a 9-digit registration number issued by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) that identifies your business for tax purposes. This number stays with your business for life and is … Read More