Defer Paying Your Taxes

Tax deferment is a low interest loan program that helps qualified B.C. homeowners pay their annual property taxes on their principal residence.

All applications and renewals must go directly to the B.C. Government. Bowen Island Municipality can no longer accept deferment applications or renewals.

Renewal Deferment Application

Please renew your deferment on-line at:

www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/taxes/property-taxes/annual-property-tax/defer-taxes/renew

Click on the ’Apply to Renew’ button.

New Deferment Application

Apply on-line at gov.bc.ca/propertytaxdeferment

If you do not have access to a computer, contact the Provincial Property Tax Deferment office at 1-888-355-2700

Important: before July 2, 2021 (to avoid penalty)you still need to:

  • Claim your Home Owner Grant and
  • Pay your Property Tax Arrears if you have outstanding taxes

If you have questions about the Property Tax Arrears, contact us at bim@bimbc.ca or 604-947-4255.

Tax Deferment Contact Information

Phone: 250-387-0555 or toll-free 1-888-355-2700
Website: gov.bc.ca/propertytaxdeferment
Email: taxdeferment@gov.bc.ca

Application and renewal tips

  • A Service BC Provincial loan program that allows eligible home owners to defer all, or part, of their annual property taxes
  • You will still need to:
  1. Pay Previous years taxes, penalties
  2. Claim Home Owner Grant
  3. Complete the on-line application available, once property tax notice received in May.
  • Complete applications must be submitted on or before the Property Tax Due Date to avoid penalties
  • 2 types of programs: Families with Children and Regular Deferment
  • More information:  Service BC Deferment Information

Having trouble filling out your tax deferment application form?

  • If your ROLL NUMBER is fewer than 8 digits, add zeros in front to make 8 digits.

EXAMPLE: Your ROLL NUMBER is 12345.

ENTER: 0-0-0-1-2-3-4-5 on your application form.

  • If renewing your loan agreement, use the AGREEMENT NUMBER on the top of BC Government Property Tax Deferment Program correspondence.

EXAMPLE: The AGREEMENT NUMBER from your renewal notice is PTD-1234-5678

ENTER: PTD-1234-5678

Questions? Please contact 1-888-355-2700 or TaxDeferment@gov.bc.ca

 

 

Last Updated on 2021-01-18 at 12:04 PM