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    Home Owner Grant

     

    Changes to the Home Owner Grant Program Now in Effect

    The Province of British Columbia is delivering the Home Owner Grant program for the 2021 tax year. All eligible home owners will be required to directly apply to the Province online or over the phone to claim their grant. The District of Port Hardy is now unable to process retroactive or new home owner grant applications. To complete an online application or for more information about the Home Owner Grant program www.gov.bc.ca/homeownergrant.

     

    Important: Early applications are not being accepted at this time. To be notified when the system goes live, subscribe at the What’s New in Property Taxes page.

    When & How to Apply

    Retroactive Home Owner Grant Information

     As of January 1, 2021 all applications to the Home Owner Grant program, including new and retroactive grant applications will be required to be made directly to the Province.

     

    Property Tax Deferment Program

    For information on the Property Tax Deferment program, visit the Government of British Columbia Property Tax Deferment website.

    Who Is Eligible For The Grant?

    B.C. residents who own and reside in the property as their principle residence are eligible to apply for the grant. You and your spouse together may qualify for one grant on one residence in B.C. in any one calendar year, even if you live in separate residences (unless you are legally separated).

     

    Do I Need To Apply For The Home Owner Grant If My Taxes Are Included In My Mortgage Payment?

    Yes. Claim the grant on or before the tax due date to avoid penalty. All Home Owner Grant applications, regular (basic) and additional (senior, veterans, persons with disabilities, living with a spouse or relative with disabilities) are now required to be made directly to the Province at www.gov.bc.ca/homeownergrant.

    I Applied Last Year, Do I Need To Apply Again This Year?

    Yes. You must apply every year.

     

    Where Do I Get A Grant Application? (if not claiming online)

    The best time to apply is after you receive your property tax notice in the mail and before your property tax due date.

    1. Wait to receive your property tax notice in the mail.
    2. Keep your property tax notice on hand. It has important numbers you’ll need to apply.
    3. Once applications open, you can apply quickly and easily online.
    4. If you’re unable to apply online, call the Province at 1-888-355-2700 for assistance.

    Important: Early applications are not being accepted at this time. To be notified when the system goes live, subscribe at the What’s New in Property Taxes page.