TEI Proposes Administrative and Revenue-Related Changes to British Columbia's Provincial Sales Tax and Carbon Tax
TEI has filed two letters with British Columbia's Ministry of Finance proposing changes to British Columbia's provincial sales tax and carbon tax. TEI's August 31, 2015 letter, filed with the Tax Programs Branch, proposes several changes to the provincial sales tax designed to streamline tax administration for businesses and the Ministry. TEI's September 1, 2015 letter, filed with the Tax Policy Branch, proposes several revenue-related changes to the provincial sales tax and carbon tax to be considered in conjunction with the Ministry's annual budget process.
On August 26, 2014, TEI submitted a letter to the British Columbia Ministry of Finance suggesting various amendments to the Provincial Sales Tax Act, the Motor Fuel Tax Act, and associated regulations. The proposed amendments would streamline administration for businesses and the Ministry and address a number of policy issues. The Institute's letter builds on earlier comments made to the Ministry in letters and meetings with Ministry officials.
On February 12, 2014, TEI filed a letter urging the British Columbia Ministry of Finance to address issues that would improve the administrability of the provincial sales tax (PST) system, including requesting additional guidance identifying products and services as nontaxable or exempt, and relief from the tax for export sales.