Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Chamber News

Transitioning to the PST

Provincial Sales Tax Workshop January 31

Released by Patti MacAhonic, Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce


recent survey by the BC Chamber of Commerce has revealed that 63% of businesses do not feel prepared for the transition back to the Provincial Sales Tax (PST) on April 1, 2013.

"There are many PST resources now available that BC businesses need be made aware of," said Patti MacAhonic, Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce.  "There is an opportunity for local businesses to learn more about what they need to do to ensure a smooth transition, on January 31st the Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a PST workshop and luncheon at the Best Western Rainbow Country Inn that is open to both Chamber members and local business.

In total 970 businesses across British Columbia took part in the PST business survey. Of those, 62% were not aware of the changes that will be made to the PST, and 73% did not feel they had received adequate information.

Through the depth and breadth of the Chamber of Commerce Network in BC, the BC Chamber was able to reach businesses of all sizes, sectors and regions of the province.

For more information on the transition back to the PST, businesses are encouraged to contact the Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce at #201 - 46093 Yale Road Chilliwack, BC V2P 2L8 (604) 793-4323 by e-mail here or visit www.chilliwackchamber.com



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