File & Pay Placer Gold Mine Taxes

Unless you’re eligible for an exemption, you must file your placer gold mine tax return and pay any mineral tax you owe on or before March 31 following the end of the calendar year. If the due date falls on a weekend or statutory holiday, the due date is the next business day.

Placer Gold Mine Tax Return

Your Placer Gold Mine Tax Return reports the results of your mining operation and the tax you owe. Each operator must file a separate tax return for each mine they operated in the last calendar year.

When you prepare your return, all amounts must be in Canadian dollars and rounded to the nearest dollar.


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Submit online using eTaxBC


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Submit a printed return (PDF)


Your tax return may be audited to ensure you’re paying the right amount of tax. You must keep your business records at your office in B.C. for seven years after your mine’s year end.

If you file your tax return after the due date you’ll be charged a penalty of:

  1. $25 per day, to a maximum of $2500, and
  2. 5% of the taxes owing

You’ll also pay interest on your overdue balance, including penalties.

Amendments

You can amend a tax return up to five years after the end of the year you want to change. To amend a return:

  1. Complete a new copy of the tax return with the changes you want to make
  2. Write “Amendment” and the current date clearly at the top of the tax return
  3. Submit the amended tax return