Appeal Further

If you don't agree with the minister's decision, you may have the right to further appeal. You may want to seek assistance from a lawyer.

However, the Home Owner Grant Act, the Petroleum and Natural Gas Royalty and Freehold Production Tax Regulation and B.C. First Time Home Buyers' Bonus (Income Tax Act) don't provide for an appeal to the court or arbitration.

Appeal to Court

You can appeal to the Supreme Court of B.C. by filing a petition under the Supreme Court Civil Rules. You must file your petition in the Supreme Court Registry within 90 days of the date on the minister's decision letter.

Within 14 days of filing the petition, you must serve your petition on the Attorney General at the Ministry of Justice in Victoria.

If you disagree with the decision made by the Supreme Court, you may be able to appeal the decision to the B.C. Court of Appeal.

Arbitration

You can only have the minister's decision reviewed by arbitration for matters relating to registered land transfers under the Property Transfer Tax Act. If you choose arbitration, you give up your right to appeal to the court.

Your request for arbitration must be received within 90 days of the date on the minister's decision letter. Your request must indicate that you waive your right to appeal to the Supreme Court of B.C. and that you want the assessment to be decided by arbitration.

The arbitrator's decision is final and binding.

Send your request by:

  • Mail
    Administrator
    c/o Tax Appeals and Litigation Branch
    Ministry of Finance
    PO Box 9629 Stn Prov Govt
    Victoria BC  V8W 9N6
  • Fax
    250-387-5883
  • Courier
    Administrator
    c/o Tax Appeals and Litigation Branch
    Ministry of Finance
    1st Floor Reception, 1802 Douglas Street
    Victoria BC  V8T 4K6

Resources

Taxpayer Fairness and Service Code

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