Tax Deferment Program

The Property Tax Deferment Program is a low-interest provincial loan program designed to help qualified BC home owners pay their annual property taxes.

You cannot defer:

  • Any property taxes owing from previous years, penalties, or interest
  • Your Empty Homes Tax (Vacancy Tax) through this program

You must claim any available home owner grant each year. Home owner grants are not automatically renewed. This applies even if you previously chose the Automatic Deferment Renewal option on the Province’s website.

You should receive an advance tax notice with the amount of zero while in the deferment program. Closing your deferment account will result in the full advance amount appearing on your next scheduled advance tax notice (i.e., half of the prior year’s taxes).

Apply or renew your property tax deferral

Apply for or renew your property tax deferment  ( Members of the existing Deferment Program can visit the Provincial site to confirm whether they previously selected an automatic or manual annual deferment renewal.)

Contact the Province for more information 

Are you on the Tax Instalment Pre-Payment Plan (TIPP)?

If you are on the Tax Instalment Pre-Payment Plan (TIPP) and wish to defer your taxes, you must send in a separate request 30 days prior to the next payment date to cancel your TIPP payments. Depending on the timing of your cancellation, you may not have taxes left outstanding to defer in the current year. 

Email your cancellation request to