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British Columbia Revises Bulletins for MRDT Rate Change

Tax Development May 08, 2015

British Columbia has updated several bulletins to reflect the results of the 2015 Budget, which announced that the maximum rate for the Municipal and Regional District Tax (MRDT), which applies to sales of short-term accommodation proved in participating areas of the province, would be increased from 2% to 3%.  Note that participants must apply to increase the rate in their area, and any rate increases will not become effective until the application has been approved.

The following bulletins have been updated:

  • PST 119 - Restaurants and Liquor Sellers
  • PST 122 - Caterers, Event Planners and Party Supply Stores
  • PST 309 - PST and Non-Residents
  • PST 400 - PST Refunds

Additional information on the rate change may be found in our Tax Development on the British Columbia Budget.