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Income Tax Section - 2014


To Receive Updates

Each time we change the information on our website, we record that change on this page. This lets you see at a glance what changes have been made.

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 December

December 9, 2014

The Liquefied Natural Gas Income Tax Act received Royal Assent on November 27, 2014.

December 8, 2014

  Logging Tax and Insurance Premium Tax

  New Online Services
Insurance Premium Tax and Logging Tax accounts now have access to our new online system called eTaxBC. eTaxBC allows you to access and update your account information, correspond with ministry staff, file your tax returns and pay your taxes. Learn more at gov.bc.ca/etaxbc/myaccount
  Webpage Redesign
The Insurance Premium Tax and Logging Tax webpages have been redesigned making it easier to navigate and find the information you need. Also, we have removed bulletins (PDFs) and you can now find this information on the webpages.
  Tax Returns and Forms

The following forms have been revised:

  • Logging Tax Return of Income (FIN 542S)
  • Logging Tax Return of Income for Processors (FIN 542P)
  • Insurance Premium Tax Return of Taxable Premiums (FIN 527)
  • Return of Unlicensed Insurance (FIN 521)
  • The following new forms have been created for Insurance Agents who file returns of unlicensed insurance on behalf of their clients:

  • Insurance Agent Summary Report (FIN 529)
  • Assignment of Refund (FIN 518)
  • December 2, 2014

    Effective December 1, 2014:
    • We are no longer charging a fee for clearance certificates under the Logging Tax Act or the Insurance Premium Tax Act.
    • We are no longer issuing Clearance Certificates under the Corporation Capital Tax Act.
    • FIN 638, Application for Clearance, has been revised to reflect these changes.

     October

    October 21, 2014

    The Province introduced the Liquefied Natural Gas Income Tax Act today. The legislation includes an amendment to B.C.'s Income Tax Act to introduce the Natural Gas Corporate Income Tax Credit. Learn more about the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Income Tax and read about the tax credit in the LNG Income Tax overview.

     June

    June 3, 2014

    Bulletin PIT 001, BC Mining Flow-Through Share Tax Credit (BC MFTS) has been revised to reflect the extension of the expiry date for the BC MFTS tax credit to December 31, 2014.

     March

    March 4, 2014

    Bulletin CIT 013, Training Tax Credit for Employers, has been revised to include updated information about the programs eligible for training tax credits.

    Bulletin PIT 002, Training Tax Credit for Apprentices, has been revised to include updated information about the programs eligible for training tax credits.

     February

    February 18, 2014

    The provincial government announced its 2014 Budget today. Programs administered by the Income Taxation Branch are amended as a result. Learn more at B.C. Provincial Budget Tax Changes.

     January

    January 21, 2014

    Information Sheet 2014-001, BC Basic Personal Income Tax Credits: 2004 - 2012. This information sheet lists previous years' basic personal income tax credits. Current year basic tax credits can be found on our website at gov.bc.ca/incometaxes

    Information Sheet 2014-002, Personal Income Tax Rates: 2004 - 2012. This information sheet lists previous years' personal income tax rates. Current rates can be found on our website at gov.bc.ca/incometaxes

    January 7, 2014

    Notice 2014-001, Notice to Taxable Insurers 2013 Tax Returns. This notice provides information to assist taxable insurers with preparing their 2013 tax returns.

     

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