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Updated Bulletin for British Columbia Liquor Producers

Tax Development Sep 17, 2015

British Columbia Bulletin PST 121, Liquor Producers, has been updated to clarify that:

  • 10% PST must generally be collected on tasting fees charged to customers to try liquor products;
  • Where tastings are provided for free, no PST is collected from the customer, but the supplier must pay PST on the promotional products; and
  • 7% PST should be charged for growler bottles and 10% PST should be applied to the charge for the liquor/beer on these types of sales.