|2003/04 – 2005/06 SERVICE
Ministry of Provincial Revenue
have the honour of submitting the Service Plan for the Ministry
of Provincial Revenue for the period April 1, 2003, to March 31,
2006. This report is presented in accordance with section 13 of
the Budget Transparency and Accountability Act.
The Ministry of Provincial Revenue is the province’s central administrator
and collector of various taxes — including income, consumption,
resource and property taxes — as well as Medical Services
Plan premiums, certain fees, and outstanding debts and receivables.
Readers will find that this document, as a rolling three-year plan,
charts the ministry’s progress in centralizing and streamlining
Generally speaking, the ministry has made significant strides to
integrate major sources of revenue, maximize fair and equitable
revenue collection, and increase the availability of electronic
information and transactions for its many clients. Some specific
- Completing the ministry’s first transition of an accounts receivable
program from another ministry, and progressing with the ministries
of Health Services, Health Planning and Forests on impending transitions.
- Reorganizing the tax administration and collection program area
to improve the timeliness and quality of service to ministry clients.
- Establishing a project to develop an integrated, single window
through which ministry clients will see their revenue and receivable
- Increasing consultation between senior ministry staff, myself
and businesspeople in communities across the province, plus expanding
the Revenue Programs Advisory Committee to include representatives
of a more diverse spectrum of B.C. industries.
More broadly, this Service Plan illustrates the ministry’s role
in achieving government’s overall vision, principles and values
The ultimate goal of my ministry is to make it easier for British
Columbians to find information on applying revenue-related statutes,
and to save them time and effort in meeting their obligations under
those statutes. Using this plan as an ongoing, overarching guide,
we will continue to secure, in accordance with the principles of
fairness and equity, the revenues necessary to sustain the valuable
public services upon which British Columbians depend.
Hon. Bill Barisoff
Minister of Provincial Revenue