Are You Renewing Your Property Tax Deferment? Important Information Below

Starting May 2020 the Property Tax Deferment program will launch a new online Property Tax Deferment application to make deferring your taxes easier – eliminating the need for paper forms and allowing you to auto renew your application directly with the Province of B.C. through eTaxBC.

How to enrol in eTaxBC:

As a current Property Tax Deferment client (or account holder), you will have a new Property Tax Deferment (PTD) account number.Your current Property Tax Deferment account number RGXXXXXXX will be replaced with a new account number PTD-XXXX-XXXX.You will need to use your new PTD account number going forward as the old account number will be invalid.

As of April 15, 2020, you will be able to review your account information by enrolling for eTaxBC access, go to gov.bc.ca/eTaxBC and click “Enrol Now”.You will need the following information to enrol:

User Type Selection:                                                      Access and Existing Account

Account Type:                                                                 Property Tax Deferment

New Account Number:                                                  PTD-XXXX-XXXX

Letter Id:                                                                          LXXXXXXXXXX

How to renew your existing agreement:

As of May 1, 2020 you will be able to renew your existing agreement online by web

www.gov.bc.ca/propertytaxdeferment.You can also select auto-renewal and your account will be automatically renewed annually, if you still meet all the eligibility requirements.

Auto-renewing is easy and simple. Do not forget to claim your home owner grant.

If you have questions about eTaxBC, please call eTaxBC support at 1 877 388-4440, option 1.

If you have questions about the Property Tax Deferment program or the new online application, please call 1 888 355-2700 toll free (in B.C.) or 250 387-0555 (outside B.C.), or email taxdeferment@gov.bc.ca. You can also find more information at

www.gov.bc.ca/propertytaxdeferment

Property Tax Deferment Program

B.C. municipalities will no longer be responsible for accepting deferment applications. However, municipalities will continue to handle Home Owner Grants and Utility payments.

The property tax deferment program provides low-interest loans that allow qualifying B.C. homeowners to defer their property taxes until they sell or transfer ownership of their home. The taxes can be deferred for any year the homeowner lives in the home and meets the criteria for the program. The eligibility requirements for property tax deferment remain the same.

Property Tax Deferment for Families with Children

The property tax deferment program is available under the Families with Children (FC) Property Tax Deferment Program for eligible homeowners who are financially supporting a dependent child under the age of 18. For more information go to http://www.gov.bc.ca/propertytaxdeferment

Property Tax Deferment for Seniors

The property tax deferment program is available under the Regular Property Tax Deferment Program for eligible homeowners who are 55 or older, a surviving spouse of any age or a person with disabilities. For more information go to http://www.gov.bc.ca/propertytaxdeferment

Homeowners needing support to complete an application can phone 1 888 355-2700 (toll-free within Canada) or 250 387-0555 (outside Canada).