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PST guide available

The Small Business guide to Provincial Sales Tax (PST) is a wise read for business owners in B.C.

Who should read this guide?

If you are starting a business in British Columbia, or already operating one, you should read this guide. It explains the basics of British Columbia’s social service tax, also called the provincial sales tax (PST), administered under the Social Service Tax Act.

The purpose of this guide is also to help you know your tax responsibilities and rights so you can avoid assessments and penalties, and receive the benefits you are entitled to under B.C.’S tax laws. The PST legislation and regulations may change each year at budget time. You can stay up-to-date with changes as they happen by subscribing to an automatic update service or the Budget Bulletin where you can receive instant updates when any Web site information changes – visit this site at www.sbr.gov.bc.ca/ctb.

Copies of this Guide are available at the Chamber office and online at www.sbr.gov.bc.ca/fairness or by calling the Taxpayer Services Information Line at 1-877-388-4440.

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