PST registration for businesses begins in January

Businesses could register to collect the tax as of Wednesday of last week

Ministry of Finance

VICTORIA – Businesses that sell or lease taxable goods, or sell software or taxable services in B.C., could register to collect the tax as of Wednesday of last week, announced Minister of State for Small Business Naomi Yamamoto.

Registration for the provincial sales tax opened Jan. 2, 2013. The PST will be re-implemented April 1, 2013.

Businesses can register three ways:

* Online – go to: www.gov.bc.ca/etaxbc/register Online registration should take about 10 to 20 minutes to complete.

* In person – go to the nearest Service BC Centre. See locations at: www.servicebc.gov.bc.ca/ – or visit our office at 1802 Douglas St. inVictoria.

* By mail or fax – complete the Application for Registration for Provincial Sales Tax (FIN 418) found at: www.gov.bc.ca/pst (Go to Forms and Publications.) Businesses also can get the form at the nearest Service BC Centre, or by calling 1 877 388-4440 to have one mailed to you. Mail or fax the completed form to the address or fax number shown on the form, along with the appropriate documentation.

A new PST number will be assigned once the business registration application is processed.

 

For more information, go to: www.PSTinBC.ca