What’s New in Speculation and Vacancy Tax

Updates to speculation and vacancy tax information are posted here.

Read the most recent update below.

Latest updates

March 28, 2019

The speculation and vacancy tax website has been updated to:

  • Include:
  • Clarify what you can't appeal
  • Explain the following about the declaration process
    • the online declaration application is secure and approved to protect taxpayer information
    • you declare as a partnership only if you're in a business partnership
    • you aren't required to provide an email address on your application
    • who to contact if you need to update information, such as your mailing address
    • call us for assistance with your declaration if a deceased owner is on title

March 15, 2019

The speculation and vacancy tax website has been updated to:

March 5, 2019

The speculation and vacancy tax website has been updated with information about what you can appeal, and when and how to file an appeal.

Past updates by year

February 14, 2019

The speculation and vacancy tax website has been updated with new information on:

  • How to pay the tax
  • Tax credits

January 23, 2019

Speculation and vacancy tax declaration letters are now being mailed to owners of residential property in the taxable regions of B.C. Once you receive your letter, you can declare online or call us at 1 833 554-2323.

The speculation and vacancy tax website has been expanded to:

  • Clarify available exemptions and add examples
  • Clarify tenancy exemption requirements

October 16, 2018

Learn about the proposed speculation and vacancy tax.