For a detailed list of specific changes to the Property Transfer Tax form, visit the Ministry of Finance Property Transfer Tax Return Guide. For any questions on completing the Property Transfer Tax form, please contact the Ministry of Finance Property Transfer Tax Helpline at 1-888-355-2700.
Property Transfer Tax forms submitted using myLTSA Enterprise are retained for 15 calendar days and available in the Transaction History of Property Transfer Tax Account Management. For forms submitted more than 15 days ago, please contact the Ministry of Finance Property Transfer Tax Helpline at 1-888-355-2700.
You cannot submit a PTT form by itself. It must be submitted in the same package as the electronic land title form that creates the PTT liability and sequenced immediately following that form.
Completing and Signing the Property Transfer Tax Form
To complete a Property Transfer Tax form, you must use one of the following Adobe Acrobat versions:
- Adobe Acrobat Pro/Standard DC 2015 Release (Classic)
- Adobe Acrobat Pro/Standard DC Continuous Release
- Adobe Acrobat Pro/Standard 2017
Open a blank copy of the PTT form from inside Acrobat
From the pull-down menu, select File > Save As and save the form under a suitable directory and file name
Before you start filling out the form, view relevant documentation on how to file the form or about programs, such as the First Time Home Buyers' Program or the Newly Built Home Exemption. To view a document, click the yellow button General Guide, Guide to the First Time Home Buyers' Program or the Newly Built Home Exemption Guide at the top of page one. The document will open in your browser, and you can read it online or print it.
Tab through Parts A through L, filling in each field as appropriate. For full instructions on how to complete each part of the form, use the General Guide.
For a complete list of important changes in Parts A through L, visit Ministry of Finance Property Transfer Tax Return Guide.
If a tax amount is indicated in the Tax Paid field (I10) in Part I, enter the property transfer tax account name in the Account Name field in Part J - Funds Transfer Authorization. This is the nickname for the bank account that the payment should be withdrawn from. This nickname and other account information were defined on the PTT Electronic Payment Authorization (EPA) form that should have been submitted earlier.
The account nickname is case-sensitive. Make sure to enter it exactly as it was originally entered on the PTT Electronic Payment Authorization (EPA) form.
If the firm which submits the form is also paying the PTT, you are not required to complete the Account Owner or Authorized Submitter fields.
If the firm which submits the form is not the firm paying the PTT, you are required to complete the Account Owner or Authorized Submitter fields:
- Account Owner. This is the myLTSA account number of the firm who will pay the PTT
- Authorized Submitter. This is the myLTSA account number of the user who will submit the PTT form
These two fields are only required to be completed when a third party is submitting the form.
Where the amount owing in Tax Paid field (I10) in Part I is $0.00, you are not required to complete any information in any of the Account Name, Account Owner or Authorized Submitter fields in Part J
If the PTT will be paid by the British Columbia government through the use of a journal voucher, check the option Payment to Be Made by Journal Voucher. In such cases, you are not required to enter any information in the fields Account Name, Account Owner or Authorized Submitter in Part J. If you complete the fields in Part J, you will be required to clear them.
Print the form and have it signed by an authorized signatory
Apply an electronic signature in Part J. We recommend saving an unsigned copy of the form under a different name before signing.
There is a validate button in Part L. If the required fields are not filled in, the form cannot be electronically signed. A list of the missing required fields will be displayed through error messages. Once the required fields are completed, the electronic signature may be applied.
Example of error messages
If the form has been validated and there are no error messages, the electronic signature box will be highlighted. This indicates that the form has been completed and is ready to be electronically signed.
Make sure that you assign unique file names for each PTT form that you prepare in order to prevent upload problems. A Property Transfer Tax form cannot be submitted more than once with the same filename.