Exemptions

The premiums you pay for unlicensed insurance are exempt from insurance premium tax if you:

  • enter into a contract of marine insurance or reciprocal marine insurance that is not pleasure craft insurance
  • are a licensee under the Real Estate Services Act and enter into a contract of insurance with the Real Estate Errors and Omissions Insurance Corporation that provides protection against liability referred to in section 102(1) of the Act
  • are a licensee under the Real Estate Services Act and are levied an assessment for the Real Estate Special Compensation Fund by the Real Estate Compensation Fund Corporation
  • are a member of the Law Society of British Columbia and required to pay an insurance fee under section 30(3)(a) of the Legal Profession Act

Useful Contacts

Contact us with your questions about the insurance premium tax.

Phone: 250-953-3082 (Victoria)
  1-877-387-3332 (Toll-free)
Email: ITBTaxQuestions@gov.bc.ca
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