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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.

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.

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.

All applications, including renewals must be submitted to:

Tax Office
City of Burnaby
4949 Canada Way
Burnaby, BC  V5G 1M2 | Map
Phone: 604-294-7350

View more information on Property Tax Deferment from the BC Government.

Tax Deferring Instructions

For Utility Charges 

These charges cannot be deferred. 

For Property Taxes

For property owners who are already registered for tax deferments, complete and return the following forms to the City of Burnaby Tax Office by the Property Tax due date:

1. Complete 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. Complete 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).

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.

Apply Early - Avoid The Rush - Pay By Due Date - Avoid Penalties

Contact the Tax Office

Phone 604-294-7350
Email tax@burnaby.ca
Fax 604-294-7153
Tax Office, Revenue Services
First floor of City Hall
4949 Canada Way
Burnaby, BC  V5G 1M2
Monday-Wednesday, 8:00 AM-4:45 PM
Thursday, 8:00 AM-8:00 PM
Friday, 8:00 AM-4:45 PM