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BC Government Moves Ahead with Speculation and Vacancy Tax

Canada - November 13 2018 On February 20, 2018, the BC Government announced its intention to implement a new tax on residential properties in certain regions of the province to...

Kathryn Gullason, Dwight D. Dee.

New Vancouver-Area Real Estate Taxes

Canada - March 28 2017 Two taxes have been recently introduced in the Vancouver area, designed to cool the local estate market. The BC “Foreign Buyer Tax” Effective August...

Proposed Amendments to the BC Contaminated Sites Regulation

Canada - November 30 2016 Following a year of consultation with various stakeholders, the BC Ministry of Environment (“MOE”) has released a series of omnibus documents (the...

Alizée Bilbey.

Additional Property Transfer Tax in BC Effective August 2, 2016

Canada - August 2 2016 Effective August 2, 2016, a new tax of 15 of fair market value is payable by "foreign nationals" or "foreign corporations" who acquire "residential...

Sandra L. Enticknap.

BC Ministry of Environment - Proposed Amendments to the BC Contaminated Sites Regulation

Canada - July 8 2016 Following a year of consultation with various stakeholders, the British Columbia Ministry of Environment (“MOE”) has released a series of omnibus...

Alizée Bilbey.