Restaurant and food services businesses that want to learn about returning to PST can take part in a special webinar from 2:30-3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12, 2013. Businesses that are required to collect PST must register by April 1, 2013.
Businesses interested in this industry-specific webinar must complete the online registration form by Friday, March 8, 2013, as the session is limited.
The interactive webinar will cover the general principles of the PST and the new eTaxBC online business registration service. Registration and information is available at: www.gov.bc.ca/pstoutreach
Government is reaching out to businesses across B.C. to ensure they have the support they need to make a smooth transition back to the PST on April 1, 2013.
Additional tools and services available to help businesses prepare for the re-implementation of the PST include:
- One-on-one consultations with a government tax specialist.
- In-person seminars covering the general principles of the PST and eTaxBC.
- PST bulletins and notices.
- Videos online:
- Returning to the PST - An Overview for Business
- PST in B.C. Online Registration
- Businesses with questions about the PST can call our toll-free help line - 1 877 388-4440 or email questions to: CTBTaxQuestions@gov.bc.ca
- Final regulations and legislation to re-implement the PST on April. 1, 2013, are now available.
- Businesses that sell or lease taxable goods, or sell software or taxable services in B.C. must register to obtain a new PST number, even if they have an old PST number.
- Businesses can register three ways:
- Online - go to: www.gov.bc.ca/etaxbc/register
- In person - go to the nearest Service BC Centre. See locations at: www.servicebc.gov.bc.ca/ - or visit our office at 1802 Douglas St. in Victoria.
- By mail or fax - complete the Application for Registration for Provincial Sales Tax (FIN 418) found at: www.gov.bc.ca/pst (Go to Forms and Publications.)
- A new PST number will be assigned once the business registration application is processed.
Register for future webinars by completing the online registration form: www.gov.bc.ca/pstoutreach
View the presentation from previous webinar sessions: www.gov.bc.ca/pstoutreach
Learn more about the services available to businesses to support the transition to PST: www.gov.bc.ca/pstoutreach
The following documents are now available at www.gov.bc.ca/pst:
An unofficial consolidation of the Provincial Sales Tax Act prepared on Feb. 28, 2013.
PST regulations approved and ordered effective Feb. 28, 2013.
An unofficial consolidation of the Motor Fuel Tax Act prepared on Feb. 28, 2013.
An unofficial consolidation of the New Housing Transition tax and Rebate Act prepared on Feb. 28, 2013.
Ministry of Finance