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Tax Deferments

Are you over the age of 55?

If you are 55 or over, a widow or widower, or handicapped as defined in the eligibility criteria and residing in your home, you may apply to have your taxes deferred. This allows you to defer payment of the current taxes on your home until the property is sold or otherwise disposed of.

Are you a family with children?

The Property Tax Deferment Program for Families with Children is a loan program that allows you to defer your annual property taxes on your home if you meet certain eligibility criteria.

To apply for any of the above deferment programs, you can pick up the application forms from Burnaby Tax Office or print from the Service BC Centre website.

Note

You may defer all or a portion of the unpaid current year residential (Class 01) or residential & farm (Class 01 & 09) taxes after deduction of the Home Owner Grant.

New and renewal applications received at the Burnaby Tax Office are being forwarded to the Province of BC Deferment office for approval.  You will be contacted by the Deferment office to advise if your application or renewal is accepted or denied.

Apply for a Tax Deferment

Owners who are on the deferment program must apply each year. To avoid penalties, tax deferment applications and completed grant applications must be received by the Burnaby Tax Office by the July tax due date. 
 
For more information on tax deferment programs, you can contact:

TAX DEFERMENT PROGRAM
Ministry of Finance
PO BOX 9475 Stn Prov Govt
Victoria, BC  V8W 9W6

Phone: 1-250-356-8121
Toll-free through Enquiry BC 604-660-2421 or 1-800-663-7867 (request to transfer to Deferment Office)
Fax: 250-356-5347
Email: TaxDeferment@gov.bc.ca

Note

Use the following address for payment processing by mail:

Tax Deferment Payment Processing
Ministry of Finance
PO BOX 9474 Stn Prov Govt
Victoria, BC  V8W 9W6


Tax Deferment

Tax Deferring Instructions

Utility Statements - Instructions to property owners who want to defer tax payments: 

  1. You do not have to pay the sewer parcel charge. This charge can be deferred
  2. You have to pay all other charges. These charges cannot be deferred
  3. If submitting stub portion with the payment, please write: "Taxes to be deferred" 

Property Tax Notices - Instructions to property owners who are already registered for tax deferments: 

  1. Complete and return the following forms to the City of Burnaby Tax Office by the Property Tax due date
  2. Complete Home Owner Grant application
  3. Complete Renewal application for Property Tax Deferment
  4. Pay unpaid utilities

(1) Home Owner Grant Application:

Complete the Home Owner Grant application in full, including your date of birth if you are age 65 or over.

(2) Renewal Application for Property Tax Deferment:

This form was sent to you by the Tax Deferment office in Victoria. Complete the section marked "AGREEMENT HOLDER SIGNATURE" – Line is marked with an "X" (signature, phone number, and date).

(3) Outstanding Utility Charges:

  1. You do not have to pay the sewer parcel charge.  This charge can be deferred.
  2. You have to pay all other charges.  These charges cannot be deferred. 

If you repaid Victoria for all previous years' deferred taxes, you need to reapply. If you require further information, please contact the Tax Office at 604-294-7350.

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