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British Columbia Notice 2010-011, “Notice to Boat Vendors”

Tax Development Jul 29, 2010

The province has issued this notice to provide information for boat vendors about the Ministry processes for confirming that the tax on designated property was paid on boats purchased at a private sale, in the event they receive questions from their customers.  Customers purchasing boats will receive a letter from the Ministry after their boat is registered with Transport Canada, asking them to provide a copy of the bill of sale showing that they have purchased the boat from a GST/HST registrant.  Customers who have paid HST on the purchase will not be required to pay the tax on designated property. 

BC Notice 2010-011