THE City of Vancouver is reminding residential and non-residential property owners that 2022 property taxes are due for payment by Tuesday, July 5.
And the quickest way to pay, which avoids line-ups and delays, is through online banking, adds the City.
If property owners are not already set up for online payments, learn how to pay online here.
Ways to pay
- Through online banking
- In-person at a bank or ATM, or by phone
- By dropping of a cheque before 11:59 pm on July 5 at City Hall’s secure 24/7 mail slot, located at the south doors off West 12th Avenue
- In-person at City Hall during business hours (Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 5 pm)
If help is required, call 3-1-1 (or 604-873-7000 if outside Vancouver) or chat online with an advisor on the City’s website. A penalty will apply to payments received after the July 5 due date.
Bank payment cut-off time and late payment penalties
If making an online, in-person or phone payment via a bank, taxpayers are reminded to check their bank’s transaction cut-off time. Transactions made after the cut-off time are posted the next business day. For example, a payment made after the bank transaction cut-off time on July 5 would be posted July 6, and a late payment penalty would apply.
Updates for taxpayers
- Home owner grants – Property owners wishing to apply for a home owner grant should submit their application directly to the province by July 5 to avoid potential penalties. For questions about the home owner grant, contact the province at 1-888-355-2700.
- Deferring property taxes – The province offers a Tax Deferment Program that allows property owners who meet certain eligibility requirements to defer their taxes. To avoid a penalty from the City, deferments for 2022 taxes should be completed by July 5. For eligibility and details on how to defer, visit the province’s website.
- Empty Homes Tax declarations for 2020 – July 5 is the last chance for property owners who missed their Empty Homes Tax declaration for the 2020 tax year to submit a late declaration. A $375 fine applies to late declarations, as per the Vacancy Tax By-law.
Sign up for an online services account
Taxpayers can manage all their City finances in one place online by signing up for an online tax service account. Here, they can opt to receive eBills straight to their inbox, check their tax account balance, view past bills and payment history, submit their annual Empty Homes Tax declaration, and more.