Ministry of Finance

The Ministry of Finance plays a key role in establishing, implementing and reviewing government’s economic, fiscal, financial management and taxation policies. Read more... (PDF)

Featured Topics

  • Apply for a Gaming Grant
    Government gaming grants allow eligible organizations to apply for gaming revenues to support a broad range of programs and services.
  • BC Budget
    Reader-friendly, plain-language overview of the provincial Budget including tax changes.
  • Public Accounts
    The Province of British Columbia’s audited financial statements and other key financial information for the past fiscal year.
  • Carbon Tax
    Learn more about how Carbon Tax is applied when you purchase or use fuel such as gasoline, diesel and propane in B.C.
  • Economic Indicators
    Statistics on labour force, economy, sales, tourism, and population in B.C.
  • Taxpayer Accountability Principles
    Public sector organizations are accountable to taxpayers in addition to their traditional fiduciary duty to their organization, including executive compensation.
  • Division & Branches
    Learn more about the Divisions and Branches at the Ministry of Finance.
  • Public Sector Bargaining
    Learn more about bargaining in B.C. with public sector employers.
  • Open Information
    Access publicly available government facts and figures.
  • Freedom of Information (FOI)
    Learn about the FOI process and how to submit a request.

Featured Services

  • Provincial Sales Tax Exemptions
    Provincial sales tax (PST) is a retail sales tax that applies when a taxable good or service is purchased, acquired or brought into B.C., unless a specific exemption applies.
  • Home Owner Grant
    Learn more on how to apply for a grant reduces the amount of property tax you pay for your principal residence.
  • Pay or Defer Your Property Tax
    Learn more on how you can apply to defer a portion or all of your residential or residential and farm  property taxes after the home owner grant is deducted.
  • Apply for Personal or Corporate Tax Credits
    Find credits that apply to your corporation and read about how and where you can file the tax credit.
  • Natural Resource Taxes
    When you extract natural resources, harvest timber or own mineral rights in B.C. you're charged taxes, royalties and fees.

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