Seminars help Interior businesses prepare for PST

Tax-CalculatorBusinesses in interior communities that want to learn about returning to PST can take part in seminars being held in partnership with local chambers of commerce. Businesses that are required to collect PST must register by April 1, 2013.

Seminars are scheduled for Merritt and Chase on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, and Clearwater on Thursday, March 14, 2013. These seminars will cover the general principles of the PST and the new eTaxBC online business registration service.

Seminars are being held in over 40 B.C. communities between January 14, 2013 and March 21, 2013. An interactive map with locations and other details can be viewed here. Please check with your local chamber of commerce for further details.

If you are unable to attend the seminar, you can register for one of the upcoming webinars that will run twice a week until March 28, 2013.

Government is partnering with chambers of commerce throughout B.C. to ensure businesses have the support they need to make a smooth transition back to the PST on April 1, 2013.

Businesses with questions about the PST can call the toll-free help line at 1-877-388-444, e-mail questions to: CTBTaxQuestions@gov.bc.ca, or visit www.gov.bc.ca/pstoutreach.