B.C. Tax CompetitivenessThe B.C. Commission on Tax Competitiveness, chaired by Canadian economist Bev Dahlby, will make recommendations on B.C.’s tax structure.
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How to pay during a postal disruptionIf there's a disruption to postal services, you must still file your returns, claim grants, apply for programs or refunds, and make payments on time.
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You must pay sales tax, such as provincial sales tax, motor fuel tax, carbon tax and tobacco tax when you purchase or lease goods and services in B.C. and in some cases on goods brought into B.C. Businesses may also be required to be registered to collect some or all of these taxes.
If there is a disruption to postal services, you are still responsible for filing your returns, claiming grants, applying for programs or refunds, and making payments on time. Penalty and interest rules still apply.
Provincial sales tax (PST) is a retail sales tax that applies when a taxable good or service is purchased, acquired or brought into B.C., unless a specific exemption applies.
Motor fuel tax and carbon tax apply when you purchase or use fuel such as gasoline, diesel and propane, unless a specific exemption applies.
Tobacco tax applies on all tobacco products sold in B.C., including cigarettes, tobacco sticks, cigars, loose tobacco products (e.g. fine cut, pipe or chewing tobacco) or other products that contain tobacco in any form.