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Legal Requirements for Starting a Business

開辦企業的法律要求

在卑詩省開展業務時,請牢記以下一些法律要求。
在卑詩省,所有公司都必須在公司註冊處註冊。 公司實體在卑詩省註冊後,加拿大稅務局 (CRA) 可以簽發商業編號、商品及服務稅 (GST) 和工資單編號。 CRA 將要求定期報告您的收入和支出、收取的稅款以及員工付款和扣除額。 一些企業還需要繳納省銷售稅 (PST)。 謹慎的做法是與知識淵博的會計師合作,以避免與 CRA 或省政府發生問題。
根據您的業務性質,您可能需要獲得許可和執照才能合法經營。 您可能需要您所在市政府頒發的營業執照,這通常是一個簡單的過程。 有些許可證很難獲得,建議您與經驗豐富的專業人員合作。 您的企業需要省政府頒發的酒牌嗎? 你知道 FINTRAC 的許可證嗎?
在開始運營之前研究並獲得所有必要的許可證和執照非常重要,以免發生任何法律問題。

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When starting a business in British Columbia, here are some legal requirements to keep in mind.
In British Columbia, all Corporations must be registered with the Corporate Registry. Once the Corporate entity is registered in BC, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) can issue a business number, a Goods and Services Tax (GST) and payroll number. The CRA will require regular reporting of your income and expenses, taxes collected, as well as employee payments and deductions. Some businesses are, also, required to collect Provincial Sales Tax (PST). It is prudent to work with a knowledgeable accountant to avoid running into issues with the CRA or the provincial government.
Depending on the nature of your business, you may need to obtain permits and licenses before you can legally operate. You will likely need a Business License issued by your municipality, and this is usually a simple process. Some licenses are onerous to obtain, and it is recommended that you work with an experienced professional. Does your business need a Liquor License from the provincial government? Do you need a license from FINTRAC?
It’s important to research and obtain all necessary permits and licenses before you start operating to avoid any legal issues down the road.