speculation tax

Ian Morrison, CVRD director for Cowichan Lake South/Skutz Falls. (Citizen file photo)

Rural Cowichan communities need to be included in speculation tax: Morrison

CVRD director for Lake Cowichan South/Skutz Falls said areas face challenges without it

 

Delegates at the 2022 Union of British Columbia Municipalities in Whistler considered several resolutions on housing Thursday morning. (Photo courtesy of Union of British Columbia Municipalities)

UBCM rejects Victoria resolution to explore vacancy control

Municipal delegates call for review of speculation tax, more control over short-term rentals

 

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

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)
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

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)
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
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)
Speculation tax made an appearance on the Oak Bay council agenda last tonight. (Keri Coles/Oak Bay News)

Oak Bay proposes speculation tax alternative

Council wants province to empower local gov. to collect levy on vacant homes

Speculation tax made an appearance on the Oak Bay council agenda last tonight. (Keri Coles/Oak Bay News)
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)
Langford Mayor Stew Young said the speculation tax will only kill jobs and drive housing prices up. (Black Press file photo)

Speculation tax a ‘job killer’ says Langford mayor

Stew Young says province needs to invest in affordable housing

Langford Mayor Stew Young said the speculation tax will only kill jobs and drive housing prices up. (Black Press file photo)
Finance Minister Carole James explains her budget measures in Victoria, Feb. 20, 2018. (Black Press files)

Mid-Island, Juan de Fuca regions, rural cabins, cottages exempted from speculation tax

B.C. residents with second homes under $400,000 don’t pay as BC revamps speculation tax

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Finance Minister Carole James explains her budget measures in Victoria, Feb. 20, 2018. (Black Press files)
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)