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- Vancouver property owners can now make their Empty Homes Tax status declaration.
All owners need to make the declaration, even if they live in the home.
Declarations are due by Feb 2, 2023.
Vancouver property owners can now start making their Empty Homes Tax (EHT) property status declarations for the 2022 tax year.
All residential property owners are required to complete a declaration every year, even if they live in their property or rent it out.
Over the coming weeks, declaration instructions are being mailed to property owners along with their advance property tax notice. Owners who have signed up to receive eBills will also receive their notice direct to their email inbox.
Declarations are due by February 2, 2023.
Current tax rate three per cent
2023 tax rate five per cent
How to declare
Property owners can sign up for an online services account and opt to receive tax notices by email. They can also check their account balances, and access other important tax information at Vancouver.ca.
Late declarations for 2021
Owners who failed to declare their property status for the 2021 tax year have until July 5, 2023 to make a late declaration in the form of a Notice of Complaint. A $250 bylaw fine applies to late declarations.