PST Expense


Accounting for PST in BC

Accounting for PST in BC

My question is about the upcoming PST change in BC.

For PST paid on purchases, do I create a separate expense account specifically for PST paid or does it go with the corresponding purchase into that expense account?

For example: I buy ink for the office printer for $100.00. GST is $5.00 and PST is $7.00. Would my entry be:

Dr. Office supplies (code 5005) $100.00

Dr. GST ITC (code 2280) $5.00

Dr. PST Paid (separate code) $7.00

Cr. Accounts payable (Code 2020) $112.00

....Or would it be

Dr. Office supplies $107.00

Dr. GST ITC $5.00

Cr. AP $112.00

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You will find most accounting software will book the second entry you've shown.

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