How to submit your Empty Home Tax declaration

December 28, 2019

The Vancouver City’s Empty Homes Tax is separate from the provincial government’s Speculation and Vacancy Tax.

The City’s Empty Homes Tax is separate from the provincial government’s Speculation and Vacancy Tax. If you have an enquiry about the Province’s tax, please refer to the Province’s website External website, opens in new tab or call 1-833-554-2323.

Vancouver property owners must declare each year – even if you live in your home.Only one property status declaration is required each year per property.Failure to declare by the deadline will result in your property being deemed vacant and subject to a tax of 1% of its assessed taxable value and a $250 penalty.

Your declaration should take approximately five minutes to complete.You may give permission for someone to submit your declaration on your behalf.

What you will need:

Your folio number and access code [these can be found on your property tax notices PDF file (100 KB)]

Additional information, such as tenant names, court order number, permit number, etc.

Ensure you fulfill the requirements of your property status at the time you declare.

For more details, go to :

https://vancouver.ca/home-property-development/declare-property-status.aspx

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