February 4, 2013

VIDEO: Ron Coleman explains the return of the PST to British Columbia

In July of 2010, British Columbia and Ontario implemented a new Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) to replace their Provincial Sales Tax (PST) systems. While the HST is still in place in Ontario, voters in B.C. decided in a 2011 referendum to scrap the HST, and as a result the PST is coming back by April 2013.

Ron Coleman is a business consultant and accountant specializing in the construction industry, and he has been conducting a series of seminars to help contractors and others prepare for the shift back to the PST.

Coleman spoke to the Journal of Commerce about the effects he thinks the return of the PST will have on various sectors of the industry, as well as how the industry can prepare beforehand.

He also gave some background as to how the HST came about and was then dismantled in a provincial referendum.

JOC DIGITAL MEDIA

Print | Comment

RECENT VIDEOS

Journal of Commerce Preview for the week of April 21st, 2014

In this week's preview, we look at some of the stories we'll be covering in the Journal of Commerce for the week of April 21st, 2014.

VIDEO: Brian Hubbs of RDH Building Engineering on insulating concrete forms

RDH Building Engineering Limited is running extensive tests on the viability of using insulated concrete forms (ICF) as walls in building structures. While ICF has traditionally been used below grade, it is becoming possible to also use forms for above-grade work.

Journal of Commerce Preview for the week of April 14th, 2014

In this week's preview, we look at some of the stories we'll be covering in the Journal of Commerce for the week of April 14th, 2014.

VIDEO: BCCGA executive director Dave Baspaly

The British Columbia Common Ground Alliance held a contractor's breakfast on April 1 to highlight the importance of excavation awareness and to ring in "National Safe Digging Month."

Journal of Commerce Preview for the week of April 7th, 2014

In this week's preview, we look at some of the stories we'll be covering in the Journal of Commerce for the week of April 7th, 2014.

MOST POPULAR STORIES
TODAY’S TOP CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

These projects have been selected from 415 projects with a total value of $3,354,507,550 that Reed Construction Data Building Reports reported on Tuesday.

HOSPITAL ADDN/ALTS

$200,000,000 Milton ON Tenders

HOTEL

$55,000,000 Ottawa ON Negotiated

SOLAR FARM

$30,000,000 Lennox and Addington Co ON Negotiated

Daily Top 10