Effective April 1, 2013 the province of British Columbia is reverting back to a PST/GST system on the sale of vehicles.

Alberta dealerships selling to BC customers have to adjust their point of sale systems to collect the PST/GST on any vehicle that enters BC April 1,2013 or later.

If Alberta dealers do not change their systems to collect the PST on any Alberta vehicle that enters BC April 1, 2013 or later, the BC customer will receive the bad news that the 7 per cent tax has to be recollected upon entry and that the customer will need to apply for a refund on the wrongly collected HST (BC) from the dealer or Canada Revenue Agency.

Please see Notice 2013-002 PST On Vehicles. This information assists you in understanding how the BC PST applies to vehicles sold April 1, 2013 and later.