HOW CAN WE HELP? Find information about PST and contractors on our website at: www.gov.bc.ca/pst Sign up for interactive webinars and ask questions specific to contractors. Check out upcoming dates at: www.gov.bc.ca/pstoutreach Call or email us your questions: Toll free in Canada: 1 877 388-4440 Email: CTBTaxQuestions@gov.bc.ca KEEP INFORMED Subscribe to our What’s New service to get email updates when information changes on our website. www.gov.bc.ca/pst September 2015 Copyright © 2015, Province of British Columbia. All rights reserved. F O R M O R E I N F O R M AT I O N PLEASE VISIT US ONLINE: W W W. G O V. B C . C A / P S T Get the PST Right! HELPING CONTR AC TORS GET THE PST RIGHT If you’re a contractor, there A R E YO U A C O N T R A C T O R ? Are you a carpenter, electrician, landscaper, builder, plumber, painter or other contractor? are PST rules you W H O PAY S T H E P S T ? You pay the PST when the work you do or the goods you install become part of buildings or land. If your customer agrees, you may be able to transfer the PST liability to them. Contact us for more information. need to know. KNOW HOW PST WORKS » When to pay PST on your goods and supplies. » How PST applies to goods for resale vs. those you install. Does your business make retail sales of goods and also install goods into buildings or land? Your customer pays the PST when you sell them goods and you don’t do the installation. » How PST applies to goods used to fulfill a contract outside B.C. » When you need to be registered to collect PST. » When to charge your customers PST. » How PST applies to goods bought outside B.C. D O YO U N E E D T O R E G I S T E R ? » When you may be eligible for a PST refund and how to apply. If you answered Yes to either of these questions, we consider you a contractor. Registering to collect PST depends on the type of work you do and if you need to collect PST from your customers. Contact us if you have questions. We’re here to help! Make sure you know what the PST rules are and how they might apply to you. Learn about registering at www.gov.bc.ca/pst or call us toll free at 1 877 388-4440.
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