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Tax season is upon us and most BC residents will be filing their taxes by themselves with the help of a few apps.

A recent poll from Research Co. found that 52% of British Columbians intend to use apps or software during this fiscal year.

One-in-five (21%) will file their taxes through an accountant or a firm, while 13% plan to rely on a tax preparation company and 11% will file on their own.

“The pandemic has not changed the way British Columbians file their taxes,” said Mario Canseco, President of Research Co..

“There are minimal fluctuations when we compare this year’s methods to what respondents did in 2020.”

The poll also measured how British Columbians feel about the provincial income tax (PST) and other taxes.

Almost three-in-five British Columbians (57%) say they dislike having to pay the PST, while 37% do not mind and 5% are not sure.

According to Research Co., half of BC’s residents believe that provincial income tax is too high, especially residents in Northern BC, while 41% believe it is adequate.

A higher proportion of the province’s residents think GST (51%), the federal income tax (55%) and PST (57%) is currently too high.

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