bcctc_logo_low_resIn a few short weeks B.C. will abandon the Harmonized Sales Tax and go back to the old Provincial Sales Tax system.

This shift will have impacts on your customers, your paperwork, and your tax filings.

ICBA’s half-day course on March 25 in Burnaby will briefly review the basics of the PST, including registration and filing requirements, how it differs from the HST, and important transitional issues dealing with the switch from a single HST to a combined GST + PST. The course is intended to assist participants in understanding the impact of these changes and start planning for the switch. Attendees will have a better understanding of how the change will impact their business.

Topics to be covered:

  • Difference between value-added and retail sales tax
  • Summary of new PST taxable goods/services
  • Review major PST exemptions
  • Review PST registration and reporting requirements
  • Review transitional rules for straddling transactions
  • HST transitional rules

Instructor: Ron Osborne, CA, has over 25 years’ experience and has developed and taught numerous GST/HST courses. His practice is focused on the provision of GST/HST and sales tax advice. Ron is also a member of the ICABC Taxation Forum.


When and Where
Monday, March 25, 2013
Accent Inn Burnaby, 3777 Henning Drive, Burnaby
Course information and registration


Other courses coming up soon:

BC Wood Breakfast (free of charge): The purpose of this March 27 breakfast session is to provide participants with an overview of BC’s entire value-added wood products industry, how to easily access them and/or how to obtain information on products, both general and technical.

Hiring Temporary Foreign Workers: Labour shortages currently experienced by the BC construction industry are just a taste of what lies ahead. This April 5 session lays out the basics of hiring temporary workers from abroad.

ICBA offers a wide range of courses. You can check out the complete course offerings here.