Ministry of Finance

The Ministry of Finance plays a key role in establishing, implementing and reviewing government’s economic, fiscal, financial management and taxation policies.

Featured Topics

  • BC Budget
    Reader-friendly, plain-language overview of the provincial Budget including tax changes.
  • Public Accounts
    The Province of British Columbia’s audited financial statements and other key financial information for the past fiscal year.
  • Economic Indicators
    Statistics on labour force, economy, sales, tourism, and population in B.C.
  • eTax
    A convenient online system for individuals and businesses to file returns, make payments and communicate directly with the B.C. Ministry of Finance.
  • Public Sector Bargaining
    Learn more about bargaining in B.C. with public sector employers.
  • Crown Agencies & Board Resourcing Office
    Information about British Columbia's public agencies, the people who are appointed to serve on them and the appointment process.
  • Plan and Report
    Public sector organizations work with government to plan and report out through the year, including executive compensation.
  • Legislative Consultations
  • Gender Equity
    The Gender Equity Office is working across government to make sure government's commitment to gender equality is incuded in budgets, policies and programs. 
  • Liquor
    The BC Liquor Distribution Branch is one of two branches of government responsible for the beverage alcohol industry. It operates 195 BC Liquor Stores and is one of the largest retailers in B.C.
  • Gaming
    The British Columbia Lottery Corporation is a Crown corporation that conducts and manages gambling in a responsible manner while focusing on innovation, strategic partnerships and community outreach.

Featured Services

  • Provincial Sales Tax Exemptions
    Provincial sales tax (PST) is a retail sales tax that applies when a taxable good or service is purchased, acquired or brought into B.C., unless a specific exemption applies.
  • Home Owner Grant
    Learn more on how to apply for a grant reduces the amount of property tax you pay for your principal residence.
  • Pay or Defer Your Property Tax
    Learn more on how you can apply to defer a portion or all of your residential or residential and farm  property taxes after the home owner grant is deducted.
  • Apply for Personal or Corporate Tax Credits
    Find credits that apply to your corporation and read about how and where you can file the tax credit.
  • Natural Resource Taxes
    When you extract natural resources, harvest timber or own mineral rights in B.C. you're charged taxes, royalties and fees.
  • Billing & Payment Services
    Pay and manage your Revenue Services of British Columbia accounts.
  • BC Assessment
    An independent, provincial Crown corporation, governed by a Board of Directors accountable to the Government of B.C.