The Ministry of Finance provides outreach services to assist British Columbians in preparing for the new provincial sales tax (PST), which comes into effect on April 1, 2013. Various services are offered as a part of the outreach program.
If you operate a business in B.C., you can sign up for a ministry PST Specialist to review your accounting and reporting systems to ensure your systems are properly set up to comply with the provincial sales tax laws. The program is called PSTEP and it replaces the one-on-one consultations with a PST Specialist.
The ministry offers online interactive seminars to provide information on transitioning to the new PST. The topics include general PST application, registration and our new online services option, called eTaxBC.
There are currently no scheduled interactive webinars. If you are interested in attending a future webinar, email us at
PST.OutreachProject@gov.bc.ca or check back again soon for the next available date.
View the presentation from the webinar sessions.
On March 12th, the ministry hosted the first industry specific webinar for the restaurant and food services industry. The topics included general PST application, registration and information about our new online services option, called eTaxBC.
The ministry is conducting seminars across the province to assist businesses in transitioning to the PST. Seminars are presented through local Chambers of Commerce and similar organizations.
If you are interested in attending a seminar and there isn't one scheduled in your area, please contact your local Chamber of Commerce.
If you represent a Chamber of Commerce or similar organization and are interested in hosting a seminar for your members, please email us at PST.OutreachProject@gov.bc.ca