SIPOA AGM Brief - Roles / Determinations - 2013

Role of Property Taxation Branch
 Responsible for property based taxation and benefit programs
 The major taxation program from your point of view is rural property taxation, where the
branch is the largest “municipality” in the province
 Other taxation programs include provincial property taxes collected by municipalities and the
property transfer tax program
 Major benefit programs are the home owner grant program, the property tax deferment
programs and the first time home buyer program
My Role in the Branch

Gulf Islands National Park Appeal Settlement - Chambers - Rankin - August 31, 2012

Saturna Island Property Owners Association
P. O. Box 27, Saturna, British Columbia, V0N 2Y0

Gulf Islands National Park Appeal Settlement

August 31, 2012

From: Art Chambers
To: Murray Rankin
Cc: Hilary Harley
Subject: Gulf Islands National Park Appeal Settlement

Hi Murray

My apologies for the late response for a summary of the 2008 appeal of Saturna Island properties within the Gulf Island National Park (GINP).

Information on our Taxes - 2012

Some Information on Our Taxes From SIPOA

By Susie Washington Smyth and Ron Hall

At a time when those of us who are property owners on Saturna have just recently received our 2012 B.C. Property Assessment notices and wondering just how much our tax bill will be, it may be timely to highlight some information received from the British Columbia Surveyor of Taxes regarding property taxes paid on Saturna.

Letter to Elizabeth May - Rankin - August 23, 2011

Saturna Island Property Owners Association
P. O. Box 27, Saturna, British Columbia, V0N 2Y0


August 23, 2011

Elizabeth May, MP
Saanich and the Islands
House of Commons
Ottawa K1A 0A6

Dear Elizabeth

Re: Payment in lieu of Taxes: Saturna Island and the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve

It is such a delight to be able to write you in your new capacity, Elizabeth: sincere congratulations!

Property Tax Deferment - Smyth - May 30, 2011

Dear Members,

Recently I heard about and researched the British Colubmia Property Tax Deferment Program, a little known and relatively little used, program sponsored by the provincial government.

Now that property tax time is upon us you may wish to give some thought to using the British Columbia Property Tax Deferment Program (BCPTDP) as well. The program has been around since the 1970's and is user-friendly.


Here are the essentials:

If you: