Enrol for Access to eTaxBC

Before you get started in eTaxBC, you must first enrol for access. You can only enrol for access to the program accounts that are already registered with the ministry.

Some eTaxBC services, such as program registration or certain online services for rural property taxes don’t require enrolment.

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Enrol as a Business or Individual

To enrol for access to eTaxBC, you will need to know:

  1. Your account type
  2. Your account information 

If you are a business, once you enrol for access to eTaxBC, you may be able to add access to and manage other accounts that are available in eTaxBC

1. Your Account Type

Select the account type that you would like to enrol for from the dropdown list, such as ‘Provincial Sales Tax’ or ‘Carbon Tax Collector’.

If you are enrolling for a Stumpage or Family Sponsorship account, select the “Non Tax Programs” option.

If you are enrolling for a Rural Property Tax account, select the “Property Tax – Rural” option.  

2. Your Account Information

You need the following information to enrol:

  1. Your program account number (for example PST-####-####), except for rural property taxes

  2. One of the following:

    • Your business number (BN)

    • Your reference number (must be used for ‘Non Tax Programs’ account type)

    • Your folio number

Your folio number must be used for “Property Tax – Rural” and “Mineral Land Tax” account types.

Your Mineral Land Tax folio number can be found on your Notice of Mineral Land Tax Assessment or on your Statement of Account.

Your Rural Property Tax folio number can be found on your property tax notice or Statement of Account.

  1. A specific piece of information which will be requested in “Step 3: Validation” of the enrolment process to verify your identity

If you don’t have the required information, please call 1 877 388-4440 (toll-free).

Next Steps

After you enrol for access to eTaxBC, an email will be sent to you to confirm your enrolment. When you log on for the first time, a temporary access code will be sent to the email address that you provided when you enrolled. You should receive your access code within 2 minutes, but it could take up to 30 minutes.

If you don’t receive an access code, call us toll free at 1 877 388-4440 (option 1). Your name must be in our records before we can provide you with the access code.

Once the access code is accepted, you can manage your account, file returns, make payments and more. Go to our eTaxBC Help Guide to learn what you can do in eTaxBC.

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Enrol as a Third-Party Accountant or Bookkeeper

As a third-party accountant or bookkeeper, you can use eTaxBC to file or pay on behalf of your clients who have eTaxBC accounts.

To get access to eTaxBC, you can:

Getting Direct Access

You can have direct access to your clients’ accounts by requesting your client(s) to add a logon for you in their eTaxBC account. Once the logon is created, an email will be sent to you to set up your own password and secret question and answer. You will have a different username and password for each client.

Your client must have already enrolled for access to eTaxBC before they can provide you with access to their account.

Next Steps

After you set up your password and secret question and answer, an email will be sent to you to confirm your enrolment. When you log on for the first time, a temporary access code will be sent to the email address that was provided when the logon was created. The access code should be sent within 2 minutes, but it could take up to 30 minutes.

If you don’t receive an access code, call us toll free at 1 877 388-4440 (option 1). Your name must be in our records before we can provide you with the access code.

Once the access code is accepted, you can manage your clients’ accounts, file returns, make payments and more. Go to our eTaxBC Help Guide for Third-Party Accountants & Bookkeepers to learn what you can do in eTaxBC.

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Enrolling for Access to a Third-Party Account

Enrolling for access to a third-party eTaxBC account allows you to manage all of your clients' eTaxBC accounts using one username and password. You may be able to request access through eTaxBC to your clients’ account to file or pay on their behalf once you have enrolled. This is recommended if you have many clients to manage.

You will need to know your business number to enrol for access to eTaxBC.

Next Steps

After you enrol for access to eTaxBC, an email will be sent to you to confirm your enrolment. When you log on for the first time, a temporary access code will be sent to the email address that you provided when you enrolled. You should receive your access code within 2 minutes, but it could take up to 30 minutes.

If you don’t receive an access code, call us toll free at 1-877-388-4440 (option 1). Your name must be in our records before we can provide you with the access code.

Once the access code is accepted, you can manage your account and request access to your client's account where you can file returns and make payments on their behalf. Go to our eTaxBC Help Guide for Third-Party Accountants & Bookkeepers to learn what you can do in eTaxBC.

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