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B.C.'s Business Tax Regime Needs Competitive Jumpstart

Charles Lammam | Posted 03.05.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Charles Lammam

One item sorely missing from the B.C. finance minister's recent budget was a plan to make the province's business taxes more competitive and attractive for investment. When the province shifted back to the PST last year, the cost of doing business and investing increased dramatically. Disappointingly, de Jong's budget did nothing to address this shackle around BC's economy. Tax reform, however, might be the light at the end of tunnel.

Why Surrey's Mayor Wants $3 Million

CBC | Posted 06.23.2013 | Canada British Columbia

The Mayor of Surrey says the return to the Provincial Sales Tax is costing her city, and other cities, millions of dollars, and she wants the province...

Are B.C. Businesses Ready For PST?

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 03.31.2013 | Canada British Columbia

The return of B.C.'s Provincial Sales Tax (PST) is leaving many businesses unprepared, as many have yet to do anything to revert to the province's old...

This Will Cost You More Next Week

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 03.25.2013 | Canada British Columbia

The return of the Provincial Sales Tax (PST) in B.C. will hurt beer drinkers' wallets, but provide some relief at the till for cyclists. B.C. is re...

Why HST Vote Made B.C. Bureaucrats Cry

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.30.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Exuberant British Columbians celebrated the power of direct democracy in August 2011 when they voted to kill the harmonized sales tax, but ...

B.C. Minister Introduces New PST Bill

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.15.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - The tax that launched a province-wide referendum, forced a premier out of office and set off a series of political apologies is officially ...

New LNG Tax, Fund To Pay Off B.C. Debt: Throne Speech

Posted 02.12.2013 | Canada British Columbia

The B.C. government will create a fund that will collect royalties from natural gas and apply them to pay off provincial debt, according to the throne...

'Serious Concern' Behind B.C. PST

CP | Wendy Cox, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.04.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - B.C. businesses seem largely unprepared for the return to the old provincial sales tax once it takes over from the much-hated HST in April...

With Return Of The PST, Tax Reform Needed To Keep B.C. Competitive

Niels Veldhuis | Posted 12.18.2012 | Canada British Columbia
Niels Veldhuis

To encourage businesses to invest and expand their operations in B.C., the focus should be on making B.C. the most investment-friendly jurisdiction in Canada. To that end, the government should put forth a tax plan to reduce the crushing blow to B.C.'s competitiveness in light of the PST's rebirth.

B.C. returns to 'better-stupid' PST next April: finance minister

CP | Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.14.2012 | Canada Politics

VANCOUVER - B.C.'s finance minister introduced a new-and-improved provincial sales tax Monday to replace the harmonized tax that was defeated in last ...