The Municipal Regional District Tax (MRDT) was implemented July 1, 2018 in Boundary Country for a period of five years. This 2% accommodation tax comes back to the community for local tourism marketing and industry development activities.
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Effective October 1, 2018 changes to the tax collection now include all fixed roof accommodation. Operators must identify themselves to the Provincial Government to set up collection of the tax. Information can be found online, review the Bulletin.
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The Boundary Country Five-Year Strategic Business Plan is the guiding document for the annual tactics plan which is due November 30 every year to Destination BC.
The Boundary Country DRAFT One-Year Tactical Plan 2019 MRDT was submitted to Destination BC November 30, 2018. The tourism industry is being consulted through an online survey and discussions to gather feedback on the draft plan, so the final plan can be completed by Feb 2019.
Immediate priorities are to expand the existing Boundary Country Tourism Advisory Committee and establish a MRDT Steering Committee of accommodation operators to ensure representation from all areas of the Boundary.