B.C. launches new website for HST information

Site helps consumers and businesses decide whether to keep HST or return to PST/GST

The government of British Columbia has launched a new website for information about the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST).

The province said the site was “designed to put more factual information on the HST in the hands of British Columbians.”

Public opinion research released in December, 2010, showed that there was confusion about the HST’s implications, and that a majority of British Columbians are interested in reviewing straightforward and factual information about the HST.

The new website was created from a user perspective, based on a review of user surveys, site analytics and polling research. The site has an improved navigation system, so users can find facts and information faster.

The redesigned website seeks to ensure web users have reliable, factual information so they can eventually make an informed decision on whether to keep the HST or return to the Provincial Sales Tax (PST)/Goods and Services Tax (GST).

The website provides HST information for consumers, families and small and large businesses and can be viewed at www.hstinbc.ca.

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