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Sales Taxes -> Provincial Sales Tax -> BC PST

Provincial Sales Tax (PST) in British Columbia

BC returned to a PST plus GST system on April 1, 2013.  For more information, see:

BC Consumer Taxes on the BC government website

Sales tax rates

BC PST Re-implementation

Bill 54, the new Provincial Sales Tax Act, received Royal Assent on May 31, 2012 and the PST was re-implemented on April 1, 2013.  The entire Provincial Sales Tax Exemption and Refund Regulation (pdf) can be found on the BC Consumer Taxes Publications web page - scroll down to Legislation & Regulations.

The previous legislation for the PST was the BC Social Service Tax Act.

The following articles, which were not relevant during the HST period, have been reviewed and revamped regarding the re-implementation of PST.

BC PST re-implementation - related changes, transitional rules, PST outreach services

BC PST rates and Information - not everything is taxed at the general rate

Who has to collect and remit PST? - registration as a vendor

PST exempt items

What items are often sold with PST charged in error?

PST taxable services

PST exempt services

I'm confused!  Who do I call?

Visitors to BC

BC Consumer Taxation Resources

BC PST Forms & Publications

Provincial Sales Tax Bulletins - Old, re PST prior to HST

The following article is old news, but perhaps (hopefully) we'll need it again one day.

BC harmonizes its PST with GST in 2010

Revised: February 23, 2019

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