What’s New in Employer Health Tax

Latest updates

February 7, 2019

Information is now available for third parties paying employer health tax on behalf of clients, including details on making a bulk payment.

January 7, 2019

Registration for the employer health tax is now open.

If you are required to pay instalments in the 2019 calendar year, you must register by May 15, 2019 and pay your first instalment by June 15, 2019.

All other taxable employers must register by December 31, 2019 and file and pay their first return by March 31, 2020.

Past updates

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December 18, 2018

Information on the employer health tax has been expanded and revised for clarity, including the addition of a new Frequently Asked Questions page. Learn more to prepare for when registration opens January 7, 2019.

October 16, 2018

The employer health tax is an annual tax on B.C. remuneration paid to employees and former employees in a calendar year beginning on January 1, 2019. Find out more about the employer health tax and if it applies to you.

July 4, 2018

You can now find information on the employer health tax.

More details will be provided once the legislation has been enacted in the fall of 2018. Subscribe to receive an email notification when new information is available.