Property Transfer Tax Data 2020

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Published by the Ministry of Finance - Property Taxation
Licensed under Open Government Licence - British Columbia

Property transfer tax data relating to market transactions within the province. For more information regarding Property Transfer Tax see our website. This data-set contains the information obtained from the 2020 market transactions.

Municipalities with one to four transactions will be noted as Not Releasable (nr) as they do not meet the minimum amount of five transactions within the geographic location. If a Regional District has municipalities with fewer than five transactions those numbers for all affected municipalities will also be Not Releasable.

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This data was developed to respond to interest from the public, media and researchers interested in learning more about B.C.’s real estate market.

Data Quality

The property transfer tax data is based on information submitted on property transfer tax returns. All property transfer tax returns are subject to audit to verify the accuracy of the data submitted. The open data reflects the total market transactions within a given period of time. The data covers both property transfer tax and the additional transfer tax. The additional property transfer tax, also commonly known as the foreign buyer’s tax, is payable by foreign entities purchasing residential property. The tax was implemented in August 2, 2016 for the regional district of Metro Vancouver. In February 2018, the tax applies to additional districts, including: Fraser Valley Regional District, Capital Regional District, Regional District of Central Okanagan, and the Regional District of Nanaimo.

Privacy Considerations: The data threshold for privacy protection is set at five transactions in a given period of time. Data is provided at an aggregate level. Where data falls under the data threshold it is aggregated or rolled-up.

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NameProperty Taxation Branch (pointOfContact)
OrganizationMinistry of Finance
Sub-OrganizationProperty Taxation

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Who can download this dataset?Public

Metadata Information

Record Published 2020-02-27
Record Last Modified 2020-06-25
Resource Status onGoing