Information for legal professionals on filing a property transfer tax return

Publication Date: November 29, 2023

Effective December 14, 2020, legal professionals must file property transfer tax using the web-based property transfer tax return through the Land Title and Survey Authority of B.C. (LTSA). The property transfer tax PDF forms will no longer be accepted.

All property transfers, including transfers subject to the further 2% tax on residential properties and the additional property transfer tax, can be completed using the web-based return. When your filing is complete, the tax return will show the total property transfer tax owing or exempt and a breakdown of the tax rates.

For more details on what information you’ll need to complete the web-based return, refer to the property transfer tax return guide.

On this page, you’ll find information about:

Transition

Version 35 returns signed before December 11, 2023 will be accepted until December 18, 2023. If a previous version 35 was not electronically signed by December 11, 2023, a new return is required for submission.

Refunds

To apply for a refund, email your refund request and any relevant documentation to PTTENQ@gov.bc.ca.

If you are eligible for a refund, a cheque will be issued. We can't do direct deposits into your bank account.