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British Columbia Issues Revised Bulletins on Appeals and Exemption for Federal Government Departments

Tax Development Feb 20, 2015

British Columbia has completely rewritten Bulletin GEN 002, “Appeals” as well as updated their webpages on this topic to make it easier to find information.  This bulletin outlines the steps involved in appealing assessments and includes an 8-page appendix listing, by tax type, on what can be appealed.

In addition, British Columbia PST bulletins CTB 002, “Sales and Leases to Governments” and PST 120, “Accommodation” have been updated to emphasize that the PST exemption is only available to federal government departments and certain federal boards, agencies and commissions.  The exemption does not apply to purchases by third parties, such as those by employees of the federal government or eligible federal entities.