Tuesday, January 29, 2013


Chamber News

Returning to the PST

Seminar Jan 31 at Best Western

Released by the Gov't of BC


usinesses in Chilliwack that want to learn about returning to PST are invited to take part in a seminar being held in partnership with the Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce.


The seminar is scheduled for Chilliwack on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, and will cover the general principles of the PST and the new eTaxBC online business registration service.


More seminars are being held in over 40 B.C. communities. An interactive map with locations and other details can be viewed here. 

PST Transition workshop & luncheon Date: January 31, 2013 Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Best Western Rainbow Country Inn.

Government is partnering with chambers of commerce throughout B.C. to ensure businesses 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.

  Online webinars covering the general principles of the PST/eTaxBC.

  PST bulletins and notices.


  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 here.

  A courtesy copy of the draft consolidation of the PST statute that

would take effect April 1, 2013, subject to approval of the legislature.

 Quick Facts

  Businesses that sell or lease taxable goods, or sell software or taxable

services in B.C., are now able to register to collect the tax.

  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;1802 Douglas St. 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.

 Learn More


 Learn more about the services available to businesses to support the transition to PST:


 Find a seminar near you using the PST Outreach Map.

 More information on the return to PST and links to publications, tools and services can be found

at: www.gov.bc.ca/pst



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