The Certified General Accountants Association of B.C. Publishes HST Guide to
Assist BC Businesses

VANCOUVER, March 16 /CNW/ - The Certified General Accountants Association of British Columbia (CGA-BC) has published an information guide on the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) to assist businesses that are still uncertain about the new tax before it is implemented on July 1, 2010.

The guide covers:

      -  Tax harmonization across Canada
      -  Application of the HST in B.C.
      -  How to prepare for implementation

Copies of the HST guide can be obtained by contacting CGA-BC. Businesses owners and operators with specific HST issues not covered by the guide should consult a Certified General Accountant.

CGA-BC has publicly expressed its support for the HST and the guide is part of the Association's broader efforts to educate and prepare businesses in B.C. in advance of the July 1 implementation. Earlier this month, CGA-BC hosted a seminar on the HST featuring futurist and economist David Baxter and a panel of Certified General Accountants. The Association is also presenting professional development seminars on the new tax that will run from March to June.

About CGA-BC

As the province's largest professional accounting association, CGA-BC represents more than 14,000 CGAs and CGA students. Members work in industry, commerce, government and in public practice. The Association promotes the excellence of its members and advances the accounting profession through education, certification and the protection of the public interest.

The Association offers a wide range of employment services and programs to its members, students and the business community. These services include, a job postings website for finance and accounting professionals, and the Partners in Employment Program (PEP), which recognizes leading organizations that provide an effective working and training environment for CGAs and CGA students. PEP employers enjoy a range of benefits by partnering with the Association at career fairs and on-campus recruiting events.

SOURCE Certified General Accountants Association of British Columbia

For further information: For further information: Edward Downing, Director of Communications, Telephone: (604) 730-6208, E-mail:

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