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British Columbia HST Notice No. 6, “Notice for Suppliers of Taxable Property and Services to the BC Government”

Tax Development Mar 23, 2010

The province has issued this new notice that contains information about supplies of taxable property and services to B.C. government entities and the application of the general transitional rules to B.C. government entities.  The Government of British Columbia has agreed that effective July 1, 2010, all B.C. government ministries, agencies, boards, commissions and Crown corporations will pay GST/HST on their purchases of taxable property and services.  

Qualifying B.C. government entities (B.C. government entities listed on Schedule A of the Canada-BC Reciprocal Taxation Agreement) that are currently claiming an exemption from GST will continue to claim an exemption from GST/HST until July 1, 2010.  However, suppliers will generally be required to charge and collect GST/HST on any consideration that becomes due on or after July 1, 2010 for sales of taxable supplies to a B.C. government entity.  

BC HST Notice No 6