Property Taxes Section - 2017
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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November 2, 2017
Bulletin PTT 016, Municipal Tax Sales has been revised to:
- Provide important information about what information to provide after the title transfer is registered at the land title office.
September 19, 2017
FIN 274, Additional Property Transfer Tax Application for Refund, has been updated and now includes a new field: Parcel Identifier (PID) or Title Number (of the property). Also, a new question has been added for each purchaser: Were you a BC Provincial Nominee at the time of registration?
March 23, 2017
FIN 47, Request for Rural Property Tax Information, has been updated as there is no longer a fee for a rural property tax search, current or historical.
March 17, 2017
The following changes have been introduced for the additional property transfer tax:
- Foreign national individuals who have received confirmation under the B.C. Provincial Nominee Program may be eligible for an exemption from paying the additional property transfer tax
Information sheets 2016-005 and 2016-006 have been retired and the information is now on our website.
- Foreign national individuals who were confirmed as a B.C. Provincial Nominee between August 2, 2016 – March 17, 2017 and paid the additional property transfer tax may be eligible for a refund
- Foreign national individuals who become a permanent resident of Canada or Canadian citizen within one year of the date the property transfer tax is registered with the Land Title Office may be eligible for a refund of the additional transfer tax
February 21, 2017
The provincial government announced its 2017 Budget today. Programs administered by the Property Taxation Branch are amended as a result. Learn more at B.C. Provincial Budget Tax Changes.