The results of the referendum in British Columbia regarding whether to extinguish the HST (Harmonized Sales Tax) and reinstate the PST (Provincial Sales Tax) in conjunction with the GST (Goods and Services Tax) have been announced. British Columbians have voted to return to a GST and PST sales tax system.
It is expected that the change back to PST will be March 31, 2013. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.
The final results of the HST referendum are:
- % of valid votes voting Yes: 54.73%
- % of valid votes voting No: 45.27%