Tax you pay when you purchase a taxable good or service.
B.C. Tax CompetitivenessThe B.C. Commission on Tax Competitiveness, chaired by Canadian economist Bev Dahlby, will make recommendations on B.C.’s tax structure.
Find out how to provide your thoughts.
Services & Information Topics
You must pay sales tax, such as provincial sales tax, motor fuel tax, carbon tax and tobacco tax when you purchase or lease goods and services in B.C. and in some cases on goods brought into B.C. Businesses may also be required to be registered to collect some or all of these taxes.
If you earned income in B.C. or operated a Corporation with a permanent establishment in B.C. last year you need to file an income tax return. Find out when you need to file your income tax return, and if any tax credits or rebates apply to you.
When you own, lease or gain an interest in a property (e.g. land, home, etc.) located in B.C. you must pay property taxes.
When you have an insurance contract to insure a resident of B.C., or a property situated in B.C., Insurance Premium Tax is charged. The tax is charged on premium payments made as consideration for the insurance contract, such as premium deposits, assessments, registration fees and contributions by members.
Budget Tax Changes
On February 16, 2016, the government announced proposed changes to the provincial tax laws.
LNG Income Tax
Beginning on January 1, 2017, B.C. will charge tax on income from liquefaction activities at an LNG Facility.