Legislative Calendar

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Jan 01, 2018Taxes imposed under Improvement District Bylaw are deemed to be levied and owing on and from January 1st unless otherwise provided.[714(4) LGA]
Jan 01, 2018Interest rates for refunds of tax overpayments and for refund of municipal tax sale money are set January 1, April 1, July 1 and October 1; and on taxes in arrear or delinquent, January 1, May 1, and September 1. Circulars provided by Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing.[239 CC; 654(4), 668(2) LGA; 245 CC; 246 CC; 1,2 MTR; IRR]
Jan 01, 2018Start of license year where municipality issues licenses for commercial vehicles.[628 LGA]
Jan 01, 2018In the year a tax rate bylaw or parcel tax bylaw is adopted, this is the date on which property taxes and parcel taxes are deemed to be imposed, unless otherwise specified in the bylaw.[197(7), 200(5) CC]
Jan 01, 2018Where a vacancy on a municipal council occurs after January 1st, if the vacancy is not in an office elected by neighbourhood constituency, and if council has at least one greater than a quorum, council may decide not to hold a by-election.[LGA s. 54(3)]
Jan 01, 2018If a vacancy occurs on a board of education after January 1st, the board may hold the vacancy open until the general school election provided at least 3 trustees continue to hold office.[SA s. 36(2)]
Jan 01, 2018In the case of an election that is part of a general local election, the election period begins at the start of the calendar year in which an election is held.[LECFA s. 10(1)(a)(i)]
Jan 01, 2018Election expense is the value of property or services used in an election campaign at any time after the start of the calendar year in which a general local election is held.[LECFA s. 14(1)]
Jan 02, 2018Local governments must forward a statement of taxes in arrear to the Surveyor of Taxes or applicable municipal collector promptly after December 31.[258(3) CC; 399(2) LGA]
Jan 08, 2018Subject to options provided, a municipality must pay to the Minister of Finance the balance of all taxes collected under the School Act, whether or not they have been collected. In addition to the outstanding balance, the municipality must also forward a year-end reconciliation. If payments are being made under s.124 (3) SA, also include a detailed listing of unpaid school taxes, including penalties owing to the province, a monthly report of school taxes collected, and a quarterly report of accumulated interest owing to the province at the end of each calendar year.[124 SA; 5 STRR]
Jan 08, 2018A municipality collecting police taxes must pay to the finance minister all outstanding police taxes, whether or not they have been collected, on the 5th business day after the calendar year end. In addition to the outstanding balance, the municipality must also forward a year-end reconciliation. If payments are being made under s.66.51 (3) PA, also include a detailed listing of unpaid police taxes, including penalties owing to the province, a monthly report of police taxes collected, and a quarterly report of accumulated interest owing to the province at the end of each calendar year.[66.51(1), 66.51(3) PA; 5 PTR]
Jan 15, 2018For municipal officials and employees, written disclosures must be filed in the prescribed form (a) not later than the 15th day of the month following the commencement or termination of employment, and (b) annually between January 1 and 15 for each year in which the person is an official or employee. Disclosure includes ownership of shares of a business, land ownership and debts.[2, 3 & 4 FDA]
Jan 15, 2018Where a municipality is collecting taxes for a regional transit commission, it shall on or before the 15th day of each calendar month, pay to British Columbia Transit all of those taxes collected during the preceding calendar month.[17 BCTR]
Jan 31, 2018Regional Districts establishing a variable tax rate system must submit a Variable Tax Rate Bylaw to the Inspector by January 31 of the year in which it is to apply.[390(5) LGA]
Jan 31, 2018Assessment appeal deadline. Last date by which a complainant may file a notice of complaint with the assessor regarding a completed assessment roll. [33 AA]
Jan 31, 2018Arrange date to deliver books to auditor for start of annual audit.
Jan 31, 2018Monthly reports to: Canada Customs and Revenue Agency for GST/PST; Statistics Canada for building permits; Health Authority for water quality testing.
AA
Assessment Act
HOGA
Home Owner Grant Act
AAA
Assessment Authority Act
HOGR
Home Owner Grant Regulation
ALCA
Agricultural Land Commission Act
IRR
Interest Rates Under Various Statutes Regulation
AAPR
Assessment Averaging and Phasing Regulation
LA
Library Act
ALRR
Agricultural Land Reserve, ;Use, Subdivision and Procedures Regulation
LGA
Local Government Act
BCTA
BC Transit Act
LTDA
Land Tax Deferment Act
BCTR
BC Transit Regulation
MFAA
Municipal Finance Authority Act
CC
Community Charter
MHA
Manufactured Home Act
CIFSA
Cremation, Internment and Funeral Services Act
MHTA
Manufactured Home Tax Act
CIFSR
Cremation, Internment and Funeral Services Regulation
MTR
Municipal Tax Regulation
EA
Expropriation Act
MWR
Municipal Wastewater Regulation
EMA
Environmental Management Act
PA
Police Act
FDA
Financial Disclosure Act
PTR
Police Tax Regulation
FIA
Financial Information Act
SA
School Act
FWA
Fireworks Act
SCBCTAA
South Coast BC Transportation Authority Act
HDA
Hospital District Act
STRR
School Tax Remitting Regulation
HDAR
Hospital District Act Regulation
WCA
Weed Control Act