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British Columbia PST updates for cannabis, hand sanitizer and incontinence products

July 24, 2020

BC has issued updated provincial sales tax (PST) guidance. Bulletin PST 206 relates to products sold in grocery or drug stores while Bulletin PST 207 relates to medical supplies and equipment.

The bulletins were updated to specify that PST applies to many products containing cannabis, such as edible cannabis products (except edible hemp products), soap and bath products, first aid products containing cannabis, cannabis products for household pets, and more as well as traditional cannabis products. Sellers of both medical and non-medical cannabis are required to register to collect and remit PST.

The government also clarified that hand sanitizer and incontinence products (with certain stipulations) are exempt from PST (unless they contain cannabis).

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