eTaxBC Help Guide for Rural Property Taxes

If your property is located in a rural area, you can use eTaxBC to:

Paying your property taxes

You can pay your property taxes through

Recurring Pre-payments

You can set up your eTaxBC account to make automatic bi-weekly or monthly payments towards next year’s property taxes. To set up your account for recurring pre-payments:

  1. Logon to your eTaxBC account
  2. Click on the appropriate account
  3. Under “I Want To” in the top right corner, click on “Set up or manage recurring pre-payments”
  4. Enter your banking information in the appropriate fields
  5. Select your payment frequency
  6. Select your payment amount, note that the amount paid each month cannot exceed 10% of last year’s tax after the Home Owner’s Grant was claimed
  7. Agree to the Pre-Authorization Debit Agreement
  8. Check the checkbox to authorize the payment
  9. Click Submit

Once you’ve set up your recurring pre-payments, you can change your pre-payment information if you need to. You can also cancel your recurring pre-payments if you want to pay your property taxes through a different method.

Changing your recurring-prepayment information

To change your recurring pre-payment details:

  1. Logon to your eTaxBC account
  2. Click on the appropriate account
  3. Under “I Want To” in the top right corner, click on “Set up or manage recurring pre-payments”
  4. Select Change Agreement at the top of the page
  5. Update the information you want to change, when changing your recurring pre-payments you will need to agree to a new Pre-Authorized Debit Agreement
  6. Check the checkbox to authorize the payment
  7. Click Submit

Cancelling your recurring pre-payments

To cancel your recurring pre-payments:

  1. Logon to your eTaxBC account
  2. Click on the appropriate account
  3. Under “I Want To” in the top right corner, click on “Set up or manage recurring pre-payments”
  4. Select Cancel Agreement at the top of the page
  5. Enter the reason for cancellation
  6. Click Submit

One-Time Payment

You can make one payment every year to pay your property taxes through eTaxBC.

Payments can only be made using the bank account(s) you've added to your eTaxBC account. Credit card payments aren’t accepted.

When you make a payment in eTaxBC, your payment will be effective the date you enter as the Payment Date. For example, if you submit a payment on the due date before midnight Pacific Standard Time, your payment will be considered on time, even though we may not process it until the next day.

Your payment is accepted subject to being cleared by your financial institution. Your financial institution may still reject the payment.

To make a one-time payment:

  1. Log on to your eTaxBC account
  2. Click on the appropriate account
  3. Under “I Want To” in the top right corner, click on “Make a Payment”
  4. Confirm your payment channel (bank account information). If you’re adding a payment channel, you’ll need to agree to the Pre-Authorization Debit Agreement before you can submit the payment. To do this, click on the link to the agreement and check the box.
  5. Confirm the Payment Date. This is the date your payment will be applied to your account.
  6. Confirm the amount of your payment
  7. Check the checkbox to authorize the payment
  8. Click Submit to receive your confirmation number

Your payment will have a status of pending until we send the request to your bank or financial institution. This usually takes one business day. However, it may take up to 5 business days for your payment to be transferred from your bank account, especially if this is your first time making a payment on eTaxBC.

Reviewing your account history

To review your account history:

  1. Logon to your eTaxBC account
  2. Click on the appropriate account
  3. Click on the Notifications tab
  4. Click History beside My Requests

Items in History will have one of the following statuses:

  • Pending: the item has been filed, but not yet received
  • Processing: the item has been received
  • Completed: the item has been completed
  • Withdrawn: the item has been cancelled
  • Not Submitted: the item has been saved, but not yet submitted

Claiming your home owner grant

You can claim your home owner grant and review its status through eTaxBC.

To claim your home owner grant:

  1. Review eligibility requirements prior to applying
  2. Logon to your eTaxBC account
  3. Click on the appropriate account
  4. Under “I Want To” in the top right corner, click on “Apply for Home Owner Grant” if you qualify

Reviewing your home owner grant status

The status of your home owner grant on the Periods tab will show differently from the status in your History. Once your home owner grant application has been received (overnight) the status will change.

Your home owner grant will have one of the following statuses:

  • Not Applied: the application has not been received or is in a pending status
  • In Progress: the application has been received and is under review
  • HOG Approved: the application has been approved and applied
  • Denied: the application has been denied