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Manage British Columbia Notices

This article applies to:Returns Central

Get the info you need to manage notices for British Columbia, including submitting a power of attorney and understanding common issues.

Power of Attorney

British Columbia requires a Power of Attorney (POA) for Avalara to resolve notices for you.

To submit a POA:

  1. Obtain and complete a British Columbia FIN 146 Authorization or Cancellation of a Representative form. An officer listed with Canada must sign the form.
  2. Send the completed form to the British Columbia Ministry of Taxation using the fax number, email address, or mailing address provided on the form. Processing takes about 2 - 4 weeks.
  3. Send the completed form and notice by submitting a case. Processing takes about 6 - 8 weeks.

After we have a POA on file, you don't have to submit another one unless something has changed.

Common Issues

This is the most common notice issue to resolve for British Columbia. See Manage Tax Notices for additional details about resolving notice issues.

Issue Action
Missing returns

British Columbia has its own registration and returns, in addition to the GST/HST. 

Make sure you're registered and filing returns at the local level, if you're collecting provincial sales tax in British Columbia.


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