2021 BC Residential Real Estate Tax Update

A reminder of some important due dates and key updates: Vancouver The Vancouver Empty Homes Tax declaration is due Tuesday February 2nd 2021 Every residential property owner must make a declaration on whether or not the property is subject to the Vancouver Empty Homes Tax or whether it is exempt. For 2020, a 1.25% tax […]

Changes to the BC Speculation and Vacancy Tax

Some good news – the BC government announced extensions to some temporary exemptions to the BC Speculation and Vacancy Tax (the “Spec Tax”) tax.  They also provided some clarity on other exemptions. What is the Spec Tax again?  It is a BC tax* that started in 2018 as part of BC’s housing affordability strategy to […]