BC Tax Assessments are in - Tips from your local Cloverdale Real Estate Specialists
Blog by Bettina Reid | January 12th, 2015
It's that time of year again where everyone in British Columbia will be getting their BC Tax assessments in the mail over the next few days. If you still haven't received yours by the end of this week, you may want to contact the BC assessment office at 1-866-valueBC (1-866-825-8322). You can also check online at BC assessment where you can find your own BC assessment as well as compare to your neighbours or other homes in the area.
Overall residents will see marginal changes here South of the Fraser River as prices haven't changed much over the last year, but some of the northern areas of the province are seeing huge increases due to mining and the potential natural gas pipelines.
An interesting fact - over 98% of property owners accept their property assessment without proceeding to a formal, independent review of their assessment.
Having trouble trying to figure out how to compare your home with others in your neighbourhood? Click the following link for a how to video: BC assessment e-valueBC - How to Use
For more information on your BC assessment and how to file a complaint visit the following link:
I wrote about this in January 2012 2and shared some advice I had received from a colleague that used to work for BC assessment, if you are concerned about your tax assessment it might be worth a read:
BC tax assessments blog January 2012
Just remember if you are considering an appeal you must file your appeal by January 31st, 2014.