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B.C. Employer Health Tax Legislation gets Royal Assent

B.C. Employer Health Tax Legislation gets Royal Assent

Employers may have to update their systems for new EHT rules


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British Columbia's Bill 44, which includes B.C.'s new provincial Employer Health Tax (EHT), received Royal Assent on November 8, 2018. The EHT will apply starting as of January 1, 2019.

Under these new rules, employers must pay EHT for employees who report to work at a permanent establishment in British Columbia, or employees who are paid from or through a permanent establishment in British Columbia. The legislation also clarifies the treatment of associated employers and various administration and enforcement provisions. These rules were originally released as draft legislation on October 16, 2018 (see TaxNewsFlash-Canada 2018-39, "B.C. EHT Starts 2019 — Draft Legislation Released" for more detail).

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