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How to submit your Empty Homes Tax declaration

Declarations for 2017 are now closed.

Every owner of residential property in Vancouver is required to submit a property status declaration each year to determine if their property is subject to the Empty Homes Tax.

Failure to declare by the deadline will result in your property being deemed vacant and subject to a tax of 1% of its assessed taxable value and a $250 penalty.

Missed the deadline? 

If you failed to submit a declaration by March 5, 2018, you can submit a Notice of Complaint. 

How to submit a
Notice of Complaint

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Audit process

Property status declarations will be subject to an audit process, in line with best practices for provincial and federal tax programs. If your property is selected for an audit, you will be asked to provide evidence in support of your declaration.

False declarations will result in fines of up to $10,000 per day of the continuing offense, in addition to payment of the tax.