The Dawson Creek seminar will be held at the Dawson Creek Chamber of Commerce office on March 26 from 12 to 2 p.m. In Fort Nelson, the Fort Nelson Chamber of Commerce will be holding their information session at the Visitor Information Centre’s meeting room from 5 to 7 p.m. on March 27.
In Fort St. John, an open forum will be held on the PST after its official return date on April 3 at 10 a.m. at the Stonebridge Hotel. Any questions about the newly reinstated tax will be answered by members of the Fort St. John and District Chamber of Commerce and MNP.
The provincial sales tax will officially return on April 1, 2013, after the harmonized sales tax was defeated in a referendum. The B.C. HST, a combination of a 5 per cent federal tax and a 7 per cent provincial tax, will be replaced by the Goods and Services Tax, or GST, and the PST.
Businesses can also register online, or get them in person at the Service B.C. office on 100 Street. Forms can also be printed off for registration by mail, or they can be requested over the phone. A new PST number will be issued once the application process is completed.
For more information on the switch back to PST, visit www.PSTinBC.ca.