Pay Your Mineral Land Tax

You pay mineral land tax yearly for each property where you own the mineral rights. All owners are responsible for any unpaid mineral land tax. If you own mineral rights with other individuals, each owner will be sent a copy of the tax notice.

To make sure the taxes are paid in full by the due date, we recommend:

  • All of the owners agree on how to share the taxes, and
  • You have one owner make the payment.

How to Pay

You can pay your mineral land tax the following ways:

Online Using eTaxBC

To pay online you must enrol for access to your mineral land tax account. You need to enrol for a separate eTaxBC account for mineral land tax, even if you already have an eTaxBC account for other fees or taxes you pay (e.g. PST). To enrol you’ll need the following information:

  1. Your folio number
  2. Your new Mineral Land Tax (MLT) account number
  3. A copy of your 2016 Notice of Mineral Land Tax Assessment

If you don't have all of this information or the amount on your previous assessment was $0.00, call 1-877-388-4440 (option 1).

Once you've enrolled, you can logon to eTaxBC to pay and update your account information.

Mail or Courier

Payments are accepted by cheque, bank draft or money order made payable to the Minister of Finance. Do not send cash.

Write your account number (e.g. MLT-XXXX-XXXX) on your payment so it can be easily identified when your payment is processed.

Send your payment to:

Mail

Mineral, Oil and Gas Revenue Branch
Ministry of Finance
PO Box 9328 Stn Prov Govt
Victoria, BC  V8W 9N3

Courier

Mineral, Oil and Gas Revenue Branch
Ministry of Finance
2nd Floor, 1810 Blanshard St
Victoria, BC  V8T 4J1

Bank or Financial Institution

You can pay your mineral land taxes through most banks and financial institutions using the bill payment services they offer. Bill payment services can generally be accessed through:

  • Your online banking account
  • An automated teller machine (ATM)
  • Telephone banking
  • A teller, in person (requires your Account Remittance Advice)

Be aware that payments made using bill payments services can take up to 3 business days to process. To avoid late payment penalties and interest, make your payment more than 3 business days before the due date.

To pay your taxes using a bill payment service you need to add a payee for Mineral Land Tax to your bank account. To add a new payee to your bank account you need to know:

Payee Name

You’ll find us listed with your bank under one of the following payee names:

  • BC – Mineral Oil & Gas
  • BC – MOG

Note: some banks and financial institutions will use a variation of the payee names above. If you can't find us, call your bank for assistance.

Account Number

You’ll find your mineral land tax account number (e.g. MLT-XXXX-XXXX) listed on your Notice of Assessment.

Government Office

You can pay your mineral land tax in person at the following government offices:

When you pay your taxes in person, bring your Notice of Mineral Land Tax Assessment with you. Credit card payments are not accepted.

Overpayments

If you've overpaid your mineral land tax, unless you request a refund, your overpayment will be applied to future mineral land tax assessments. To request a refund, send us your written request by:

  • Email to MOG.Mineral.Land.Tax@gov.bc.ca
  • Fax to 250 952-0191
  • Mail to:
    Mineral, Oil and Gas Revenue Branch
    Ministry of Finance
    PO BOX 9328 Stn Prov Govt
    Victoria, BC  V8W 9N3