Property Tax Updates for Municipalities & Regional Districts
School and Police Tax Administration
Home Owner Grant Administration Manual
The Home Owner Grant Administration Manual for Municipalities assists municipalities to administer the home owner grant program.
All home owner grant forms can be found on the property tax forms webpage.
The following are eTaxBC system tutorials for the home owner grant, PAT returns and how to transfer fees and charges to taxes.
eTaxBC Tutorial: Home Owner Grant Tip and Notice of Disentitlement Debt Transfers (PDF) - a brief outline of how to create and submit a home owner grant tip to the ministry and how to transfer a notice of disentitlement debt to the appropriate tax account through eTaxBC
eTaxBC Tutorial: Provincial Administered Tax (PAT) Returns (PDF) - a brief outline of how to file your PAT returns through eTaxBC, including monthly municipal returns for School and Police Tax, Home Owner Grant (HOG) claims and Grants in Place (GIP) details
eTaxBC Tutorial: Retroactive Home Owner Grant (PDF) - a brief outline of how to complete a Retroactive Home Owner Grant within eTaxBC
eTaxBC Tutorial: Transfer Fees and Charges to Taxes (PDF) - this tutorial is a brief guide on how to transfer fees and charges to taxes within eTaxBC
The information in this section is intended to help municipalities identify changes that may be required to their tax system and notices.
Home Owner Grant Application Form (Word) - This Word version of the Application for Home Owner Grant, which enables the text to be cut and pasted, may be useful to municipalities when redesigning the home owner grant application that appears on the property tax notice.
Regional Districts may submit an informational insert to be printed and mailed out with Rural Property Tax Notices each year. The insert will be sent to owners of all folios within a regional district, except owners with BC Assessment Bulk Mail codes.
A finalized tax notice insert must be submitted by April 1st each year as a file attachment using eTaxBC. Content will not be reviewed due to resource and time constraints. No changes to content may be made after April 1st.
Regional Districts must ensure that the insert conforms to the tax notice insert margin and sizing guidelines. Inserts that fail to comply will be rejected and not sent out.
The following are eTaxBC tutorials.
Ad Valorum Requisitions
- eTaxBC Tutorial: Ad Valorem Requisition (PDF) - This tutorial is a brief guide on how to submit an Ad Valorem requisition through eTaxBC.
Fees and Charges Transferred to Taxes
- eTaxBC Tutorial: Transfer Fees and Charges to Taxes (PDF) This tutorial is a brief guide on how to transfer fees and charges to taxes within eTaxBC
Parcel Tax Requisitions
- eTaxBC Tutorial: Parcel Tax Requisitions (PDF) - This tutorial is a brief guide on how to submit a Parcel Tax Requisition through eTaxBC.