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Property Tax Deferment Program

Did you know you may be eligible to defer your property taxes? Property tax deferment is a provincial low-interest loan program that helps qualified homeowners pay their annual property taxes on their principal residence. Taxes can be deferred for any year the homeowner lives in the home and continues to qualify for the program. Who …

B.C. Speculation Tax and Vacancy Tax

The speculation and vacancy tax is an annual tax based on how owners use residential properties in major urban areas in B.C. Over 99% of British Columbians are exempt from the speculation and vacancy tax. Generally, a British Columbian owner is exempt from the tax if the home is their principal residence.

Income and Affordability Survey

The Office of the Seniors Advocate is undertaking a survey of B.C. seniors living on low incomes to identify challenges and determine if the financial supports available to them meet their needs. The survey will be mailed out to randomly-selected recipients of the B.C. Senior’s Supplement. The survey deadline is April 8, 2022.

Home Support Survey 2021/22

Home Support Survey Deadline Extended: March 4, 2022
The Office of the Seniors Advocate has launched the second province-wide survey of Home Support recipients and their families/caregivers. All home support clients and their family/caregivers are invited to participate in this survey.

Income Support Impacted by CERB

The Canadian Economic Recovery Benefit (CERB) in 2020 may have impacted your federal Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) payments.

Wildfires in B.C.

More than 1500 properties in B.C. remain under evacuation order due to wildfires raging nearby.