Golden Chamber hosts Brown Bag Lunch

The Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce is hosting a PST information session, as part of the Brown Bag Lunch Series.

The Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce is hosting a PST information session, as part of the Brown Bag Lunch Series.

Presenters from the Ministry of Finance, a PST Outreach Project Team, will be conducting a seminar to assist businesses with the transition back to the old tax. The seminar on Wednesday Feb. 27 at the College of the Rockies.

“The presenters will explain the process to the return of the PST and will cover pertinent topics such as registrations, filing requirements, and administrative changes. There will also be a question and answer session at the end,” said Ruth Hamilton, manager of the Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce.

There have been several programs through the provincial government to help people make this transition, as many businesses have raised concerns.

“I have received a few calls regarding the change to the PST. There are businesses in the community who are in their first years of business. These companies were not established before the HST, so they have never worked with the two systems,” said Hamilton.

“We ran the seminar going into the HST; many businesses attended and found the information helpful to guide the through the transition.”

To pre-register for the seminar, which is running from noon to 2 p.m. on Feb. 27, call the college at 344-5901.

Keep checking back to the chamber’s community calendar for upcoming events in the series.

“Over the next few months I will be bringing in a few more lunch series with a learning or informational component. They will either be a Brown Bag Lunch Series, or a Let’s do Lunch Series,” said Hamilton.