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Important changes to BC’s PST filing requirements

Due to COVID-19, the BC provincial government has decided to adjust some of its requirements and deadlines surrounding PST filings.

Back in March, when the government released its 2020 budget, it announced a few changes to the PST filing process. Specifically, the following groups were going to have to register for PST:

  • Canadian and foreign sellers of software and telecommunications services with specified BC revenues exceeding $10,000; and
  • Canadian sellers of goods with specified BC revenues exceeding $10,000.

While these groups will still be required to register for PST, the deadline has since moved from July 1, 2020 to April 1, 2021.

In a similar vein, the government has decided to postpose the PST filing and payment due dates for certain reporting periods. If you have not yet filed and paid a PST return, the extended deadline is now September 30, 2020. This is the final due date and no further extensions will be granted.

If you have questions about the new PST filing requirements and due dates, or about your PST filing in general, please don’t hesitate to contact us.