On January 10, 2013, TEI submitted a letter to the British Columbia Ministry of Finance related to the province's transition from the Harmonized Sales Tax back to the Provincial Sales Tax that will occur on April 1, 2013. The Institute's letter focused on the administrative aspects of the PST Act and more specifically on the guidance included in PST Bulletin 002. The comments were designed to assist the Ministry of Finance with the practical, effective, and efficient administration of the new PST.
The letter was prepared under the aegis of TEI's Canadian Commodity Tax Committee, whose chair is Robert J. Smith of the McKesson Canada. Contributing substantially to the development of TEI's comments were Hugh Magill of Husky Energy, Inc. and Michael J. Willis of Lafarge Canada Inc. Daniel B. De Jong of the Institute's legal staff coordinated the development of the Institute's comments.