speculation tax

B.C. Finance Minister Selina Robinson presents bill to delay B.C.’s budget as late as April 30, and allow further spending before that, B.C. legislature, Dec. 8, 2020. (Hansard TV)

B.C. to remove speculation ‘air tax’ passed on to commercial tenants

Tax applies to empty space above property because it’s vacant

 

Robert Simpson and Denise Pettersson Simpson on the porch of their Mitchell Street home. The couple has spent their retirement between two houses in Texas and Oak Bay. They believe the speculation tax should have been introduced with a grand-parented clause that doesn’t target people such as themselves, who are longtime homeowners and retirees. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

B.C.’s speculation tax under fire in first major legal challenge

Group petition filed Thursday in B.C. Supreme Court

 

Despite purchasing a home in B.C. at the beginning of 2018, Darcy Garneau and his partner still meet the criteria of a satellite family and owe money for the speculation and vacancy tax. (Black Press Media file photo)

New B.C. residents not exempt from speculation and vacancy tax

Darcy Garneau has lived and worked in B.C. for over a year but could still owe money to the province

 

B.C. Finance Minister Carole James and B.C. Green Party leader Andrew Weaver announce rate reduction for Canadian citizens paying new property tax on homes empty six months of the year or more. (Black Press files)

B.C. VIEWS: Fact-checking the NDP’s speculation tax on empty homes

Negative-option billing is still legal for governments

B.C. Finance Minister Carole James and B.C. Green Party leader Andrew Weaver announce rate reduction for Canadian citizens paying new property tax on homes empty six months of the year or more. (Black Press files)
B.C. Liberal finance critic Shirley Bond. (Hansard TV)

Condo rental bans may be on way out with B.C. empty home tax

Many exemptions to tax, but annual declarations required

B.C. Liberal finance critic Shirley Bond. (Hansard TV)
Finance Minister Carole James and B.C. Green leader Andrew Weaver announce compromise on speculation tax on empty homes, B.C. legislature, Oct. 18, 2018. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

Letters on way to all homeowners in B.C. speculation tax communities

Property owners have to register to avoid vacant-home tax

Finance Minister Carole James and B.C. Green leader Andrew Weaver announce compromise on speculation tax on empty homes, B.C. legislature, Oct. 18, 2018. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
B.C. NDP retreats again on empty-home tax for urban areas

B.C. NDP retreats again on empty-home tax for urban areas

Rate reduced for all Canadians, dissident mayors to get annual meeting

B.C. NDP retreats again on empty-home tax for urban areas
The Union of B.C. Municipalities delegates agreed last month to urge the provincial government to give communities the right to choose whether to impose a speculation tax. (Black Press file photo)

B.C. moves ahead with speculation tax despite mayors calling for changes

Oak Bay mayor says he was hoping for a different outcome

  • Oct 17, 2018
The Union of B.C. Municipalities delegates agreed last month to urge the provincial government to give communities the right to choose whether to impose a speculation tax. (Black Press file photo)
B.C. Finance Minister Carole James. (Hansard TV)

Battle resumes over speculation tax on B.C. vacant homes

Opposition calls it ‘fake’ tax that is reducing housing supply

B.C. Finance Minister Carole James. (Hansard TV)
UBCM endorses Oak Bay motion to give municipal control over spec tax

UBCM endorses Oak Bay motion to give municipal control over spec tax

Resolution endorsed by UBCM’s Resolution Committee and B.C. Green Party leader

UBCM endorses Oak Bay motion to give municipal control over spec tax
Speculation tax could send part-time Victoria resident packing

Speculation tax could send part-time Victoria resident packing

Property owner from U.S. loves our city, hates the idea of being taxed like a speculator

  • Jul 31, 2018
Speculation tax could send part-time Victoria resident packing
Owners of vacation properties and part-time residences at locations such as Shoal Point in Victoria could be unfairly penalized under the province’s proposed real estate speculation tax, says letter writer. Photo by Victoria Condominium Guide

Part-time Victorian feels ‘betrayed’ by province over speculation tax

Active community member doubts further family foundation money will come to Victoria

  • May 19, 2018
Owners of vacation properties and part-time residences at locations such as Shoal Point in Victoria could be unfairly penalized under the province’s proposed real estate speculation tax, says letter writer. Photo by Victoria Condominium Guide
Premier John Horgan and Finance Minister Carole James take questions in the B.C. legislature. (Hansard TV)

Homeowners hire lawyer to fight speculation tax

B.C. government notified of pending class action lawsuit

Premier John Horgan and Finance Minister Carole James take questions in the B.C. legislature. (Hansard TV)
Finance Minister Carole James explains her budget measures in Victoria, Feb. 20, 2018. (Black Press files)

Rural cabins, cottages exempted from speculation tax

B.C. residents with second homes under $400,000 don’t pay

Finance Minister Carole James explains her budget measures in Victoria, Feb. 20, 2018. (Black Press files)
Finance Minister Carole James has faced questions for weeks about the effect of a new property tax on vacation homes. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

Pressure on Carole James to ease B.C. speculation tax

Vacation home owners plead for relief from vacant home levy

Finance Minister Carole James has faced questions for weeks about the effect of a new property tax on vacation homes. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)