Archive of posts tagged "hst"

HST Referendum Results

Comments 26 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The HST referendum results were released this morning and just over 54% voted “YES” to extinguish the combined tax in BC. BC Gov Photos On July 1st, 2010, the HST (Harmonized Sales Tax) came into play in BC. It combined our GST (5%) with the PST (7%) into one single 12% tax. A few months […]

Price of Camping in BC: Guest Post

Comments 15 by Guest Author

The following has been written and contributed by Duane Storey I was just up at Cultus Lake, a provincial park near Chilliwack, British Columbia, booking a campground for this coming weekend. Prices last year at this location were $24/night, and didn’t include any wood or extra perks that used to be included back in the […]

Where to Sign the HST Petition

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The HST or Harmonized Sales Tax is coming to BC July 1st. It does away with our Provincial Sales Tax (currently 7%) but still adds 7% to the GST. BC’s HST will be 12% while other provinces adopting the system, such as Ontario, will have a 13% HST. The Canada Revenue Agency is hosting seminars […]