Can you appeal?

You may file an appeal for certain decisions made for:

B.C. Emergency benefit for workers

What you can appeal

  • An administrative penalty

Deadline

Your appeal must be postmarked by Canada Post or faxed within 90 days from the date of the decision you're appealing.

A postmark is a marking applied by Canada Post to show the date and place your appeal was mailed. A meter mark isn't the same as a postmark and isn't accepted. A meter mark just shows that postage has been prepaid.

Legislation

Income Tax Act (B.C.), sections 228 and 229

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B.C. Emergency benefit for workers

B.C. Increased employment incentive

What you can appeal

  • A determination
  • An administrative penalty

Deadline

You may appeal to the Minister of Finance after April 20, 2021. Your appeal will be considered after the legislation receives royal assent.

Your notice of appeal must be received within 90 days from the date on the notice of determination or on or before September 30, 2021, whichever is later.

Legislation

Bill 4, Budget Measures Implementation Act, 2021

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B.C. Increased employment incentive

B.C. Recovery benefit

What you can appeal

  • A determination
  • An administrative penalty

Deadline

You may appeal to the Minister of Finance after April 20, 2021. Your appeal will be considered after the legislation receives royal assent.

Your notice of appeal must be received within 90 days from the date on the notice of determination or on or before September 30, 2021, whichever is later.

Legislation

Bill 4, Budget Measures Implementation Act, 2021

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B.C. Recovery benefit

Carbon tax

What you can appeal

  • A disallowed refund claim
  • A refusal or cancellation of an appointment as a collector
  • A refusal or cancellation of a registration certificate, Registered Consumer Certificate, Registered Air Service Certificate or Registered Marine Service Certificate
  • An estimate or assessment
  • A refusal to grant an exemption
  • A lien against property
  • Interest or penalties

Deadline

Your appeal must be received by the Minister of Finance within 90 days from the date of the decision you're appealing.

Legislation

Carbon Tax Act, sections 56 and 57

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Carbon tax

Employer health tax

What you can appeal

  • An assessment of tax payable
  • A determination about a lien on an associated corporation

You may not appeal an assessment of penalties, interest or overpayments.

Deadline

Your appeal must be received by the minister within 90 days from the date on the assessment or other determination.

Legislation

Employer Health Tax Act

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Employer health tax

Home owner grant

What you can appeal

  • A Notice of Disentitlement

Deadline

Your appeal must be received by the Minister of Finance within 90 days from the date on the Notice of Disentitlement you're appealing.

Legislation

Home Owner Grant Act, section 17

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Home owner grant

Insurance premium tax

What you can appeal

  • An assessment
  • A tax return
  • Interest or penalties

Deadline

Your appeal must be postmarked by Canada Post or faxed within 90 days from the date the assessment was mailed or, if there hasn't been an assessment, within 90 days from the date you filed the original return.

A postmark is a marking applied by Canada Post to show the date and place your appeal was mailed. A meter mark isn't the same as a postmark and isn't accepted. A meter mark just shows that postage has been prepaid.

Legislation

Insurance Premium Tax Act, section 17 and 18

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Insurance premium tax

International business activity program

What you can appeal

  • A refusal, suspension or cancellation of a registration
  • An effective date of registration
  • A determination of tax refund
  • A decision of unsatisfactory proof for a refund
  • Interest or penalties

Deadline

Your appeal must be received by the Minister of Finance within 90 days from the date of the decision you're appealing.

Legislation

International Business Activity Act, sections 38 and 39

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International business activity

Logging tax

What you can appeal

  • An assessment
  • Interest or penalties

Deadline

Your appeal must be postmarked by Canada Post or faxed within 90 days from the date the assessment was mailed.

A postmark is a marking applied by Canada Post to show the date and place your appeal was mailed. A meter mark isn't the same as a postmark and isn't accepted. A meter mark just shows that postage has been prepaid.

Legislation

Logging Tax Act, section 23 and 24

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Logging tax

Mineral tax

What you can appeal

  • An assessment
  • Interest or penalties

Deadline

Your appeal must be received by the Minister of Finance within 90 days from the date of the decision you're appealing.

Legislation

Mineral Tax Act, sections 26 and 27

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Mineral tax

Motor fuel tax

What you can appeal

  • A disallowed refund claim
  • A suspension, cancellation or refusal of an authorization
  • A refusal or cancellation of an appointment
  • A refusal or cancellation of a Registered Consumer Certificate
  • A refusal to grant an exemption
  • An estimate or assessment
  • A refusal to issue or renew a licence
  • A cancellation or suspension of a licence
  • Interest or penalties

Deadline

Your appeal must be received by the Minister of Finance within 90 days from the date of the decision you're appealing.

Legislation

Motor Fuel Tax Act, sections 50 and 51

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Motor fuel tax

Oil and gas royalties and freehold production tax

Before you can appeal to the minister, you must request a reconsideration by the collector or administrator.

What you can appeal

  • An invoice or assessment of royalties or tax
  • A producer price decision
  • Interest or penalties

Deadline

Your appeal must be postmarked by Canada Post or faxed within 60 days from the date of the decision of the collector or administrator.

A postmark is a marking applied by Canada Post to show the date and place your appeal was mailed. A meter mark isn't the same as a postmark and isn't accepted. A meter mark just shows that postage has been prepaid.

Legislation

Petroleum and Natural Gas Royalty and Freehold Production Tax Regulation, section 12

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Oil and gas royalties and freehold production tax

Property transfer tax

What you can appeal

  • An assessment
  • A denied refund claim
  • Interest or penalties

Deadline

Your appeal must be postmarked by Canada Post or faxed within 90 days from the date of the decision you're appealing.

A postmark is a marking applied by Canada Post to show the date and place your appeal was mailed. A meter mark isn't the same as a postmark and isn't accepted. A meter mark just shows that postage has been prepaid.

Legislation

Property Transfer Tax Act, section 19, 21 and 22

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Property transfer tax

Provincial sales tax

What you can appeal

  • An assessment
  • A refusal, suspension or cancellation of a registration certificate
  • A disallowed refund claim
  • Interest or penalties

Deadline

Your appeal must be received by the Minister of Finance within 90 days from the date of the decision you're appealing.

Legislation

Provincial Sales Tax Act, sections 211 and 212

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Provincial sales sax

Speculation and vacancy tax

What you can appeal

  • An assessment of tax, penalties or interest payable
  • A determination that corporations are associated for purposes of registering a lien against real property

You cannot appeal:

  • An assessment because you disagree with the speculation and vacancy tax program
  • Any assessment you received because you didn't submit a declaration
  • The value or classification of a property as determined by BC Assessment (contact BC Assessment with any questions about your property’s value or classification)

Deadline

Your appeal must be received by the minister within 90 days from the date on the assessment or determination you're appealing.

Legislation

Speculation and Vacancy Tax Act, section 98

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Speculation and vacancy tax

Stumpage (Forest Act)

What you can appeal

  • An assessment
  • Interest or penalties

Deadline

Your appeal must be received by the Minister of Finance within 90 days from the date of the decision you're appealing.

Legislation

Forest Act, sections 142.9 and 142.91

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Stumpage

Tobacco tax

What you can appeal

  • An assessment
  • A refusal to grant a dealer's permit
  • A suspension or cancellation of a dealer's permit or a retail authorization
  • A refusal to grant an exemption
  • A limit set on the quantity of tobacco that may be purchased for resale
  • A disallowed refund claim
  • Interest or penalties

Deadline

Your appeal must be received by the Minister of Finance within 90 days from the date of the decision you're appealing.

Legislation

Tobacco Tax Act, sections 23 and 24

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Tobacco tax