Government of B.C.

Sales Taxes

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.

Provincial Sales Tax

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 & Carbon Tax

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

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.

eTaxBC Online Services

You can manage your account, file returns and make payments online using eTaxBC.

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Report Tax Fraud & Crimes

You can anonymously report tax fraud and tax crimes if you know or suspect a person or business isn't complying with the tax laws.

Toll-Free:  1-877-977-0858

Alternatively, you can report tax crimes online through BC Crime Stoppers.

Contact Information

Our hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm

Telephone: Toll free 1 877 388-4440
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