British Columbia

British Columbia Supreme Court Rules Amazon Web Services Not Subject to PST

Supreme Court of British Columbia ruled to Canadian social media company Hootsuite that certain Amazon Web Services (AWS) technical support and cloud products are not classified as software programs, and therefore are not subject to British Columbia’s 7% provincial sales tax.

British Columbia Has Extended Their Rebate Period on Select Machinery and Equipment

Taxpayers now have until September 30, 2022 to apply for the rebate on their provincial sales tax (PST) paid between September 17, 2020 and March 31, 2022 on qualifying machinery and equipment.

British Columbia Extends Tax Filing and Payment Deadlines due to COVID-19

As part of its COVID-19 action plan, British Columbia’s Office of the Premier has announced that the Province is extending tax filing and payment deadlines.

Surprising Tax Facts About Doing Business in Canada

Canada’s tax system operates in a very different fashion from the U.S. There are many reasons why taxpayers need to understand these differences and how Canada operates in regard to taxes.

British Columbia Reinstates Provincial Sales Tax System

The Province of British Columbia will reinstate the combined 12% PST (Provincial Sales Tax) and GST (Goods and Services Tax) tax system following the referendum decision to eliminate the HST (Harmonized Sales Tax). The HST had replaced the PST on…

Effective October 21, 2004, the British Columbia PST rate decreased from 7.5% to 7.0%.

The British Columbia Ministry of Finance announced the above reduction in the Provincial Sales Tax rate.