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2018 Speculation Tax for Vancouver Condos

Blog by Ian Watt | February 22nd, 2018

New Speculation Tax.  In Fall of 2018, the Province will introduce a new speculation tax on residential property.  The tax will target foreign and domestic speculators who pay little or no income tax in British Columbia.  Primary residences and long term rentals will generally be exempted.  The tax will apply to the Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley, Nanaimo and Capital Regional Districts, and Kelowna and West Kelowna. The tax rate will be 0.5% of taxable assessed value for the 2018 tax year and 2% thereafter.