Businesses focus on transfer to PST

The provincial sales tax topped the list at a presentation hosted by the Salmon Arm Chamber of Commerce on Feb. 22

The provincial sales tax topped the list at a presentation hosted by the Salmon Arm Chamber of Commerce on Feb. 22 which featured Naomi Yamamoto, Minister of State for Small Business.

Although Yamamoto touched on the new provincial budget, converting from the Harmonized Sales Tax drew the most attention.

“It was a good information session, I think, for business members,” said Jim Kimmerly, chamber president. “There has been a little bit of confusion about conversion to the PST… We now have to revert back to the older system. That was probably a larger portion of the discussion.”

Regarding the budget, Yamamoto called it ‘realistic’ and emphasized the importance of small business to the provincial economy.