Consumer Taxes Section - 2017
To Receive Updates
Each time we change the information on our website, we record that change on this page. This lets you see at a glance what changes have been made.
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March 30, 2017
Bulletin MFT 004, Fuel Tax Refund for Persons with Disabilities, has been revised to:
- clarify that a vehicle registered for this program can be owned (including an ownership interest) or leased
- remove “civilians who serve in support” as civilians do not qualify for the refund under the criteria for those who are receiving the 100% disability pension as a result of active service in a war while a member of Her Majesty’s forces
- update an example on page 6
FIN 119, Application for Registration for the Fuel Tax Refund Program for Persons with Disabilities has been revised to remove “civilians who service in support” as civilians do not qualify for the refund under the criteria for those who are receiving the 100% disability pension as a result of active service in a war while a member of Her Majesty’s forces.
Notice 2014-007, Who Can Claim a Refund, has been revised to update example 4.
Notice 2017-002, Expiry of Tsawwassen First Nations Exemption, explains important changes to how provincial sales taxes apply to purchases, sales and leases by Tsawwassen Nation members and businesses, effective May 1, 2017.
March 23, 2017
Bulletin PST 120, Accommodation, has been revised to:
- Add the following to the list of MRDT participating municipalities, regional districts and eligible entities:
- City of Salmon Arm – rate is 2%, effective June 1, 2017
- Cowichan Valley Regional District – rate is 2%, effective July 1, 2017
- Revise the list of MRDT participating municipalities, regional districts and eligible entities, to reflect increases in the MRDT rate from 2% to 3% in the following areas, effective July 1, 2017:
- City of Kamloops
- City of Kelowna
- City of Port Hardy
- City of Prince George
- City of Smithers
- City of Richmond
March 16, 2017
Notice 2017-001, Change to the IFTA Tax Return advises carriers that effective the 1st quarter of 2017, January 1st to March 31st , IFTA tax returns will no longer be mailed out with the payment vouchers.
March 7, 2017
Bulletin PST 300, Special Event Liquor Permits, has been renamed and revised to:
- Update terminology by replacing Special Occasion Liquor Licences with Special Event Permits
- Clarify the information on refunds
February 21, 2017
The provincial government announced its 2017 Budget today. Programs administered by the Consumer Taxation Branch are amended as a result. Learn more at B.C. Provincial Budget Tax Changes.
February 6, 2017
FIN 400, Provincial Sales Tax Return, has been revised to clarify that in Step 1 you enter the total sales and leases in Canada. This includes taxable, non-taxable and exempt sales and leases.
February 2, 2017
Bulletin CTB 002, Sales and Leases to Governments, has been revised to add that provincial governments other than BC are exempt from carbon tax, motor fuel tax, PST, MRDT and tobacco tax. Also added the Tla’amin First Nation to the list of First Nations governments that have a treaty in effect with Canada and BC.
January 31, 2017
Bulletin PST 120, Accommodation, has been updated to advise that the City of Surrey is ending their participation in the MRDT program as of March 1, 2017. In addition, an example has been added to clarify when MRDT is still paid when an area stops participating in the MRDT program.