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As of 2020, approximately 30% of 624 First Nations have established First Nation taxation on their reserve lands. First Nation property tax systems levy taxes on all occupiers of reserve lands, with the exemption of Band Members.
Splatsin has been an independent tax authority — issuing annual tax notices and collecting property taxes — since establishing its property tax law in 2011. The tax revenue collected enables Splatsin First Nation in providing services and improved infrastructure to the community.
January 1: BC Assessment notices are mailed out.
If you have any questions regarding your property assessment, please contact BC Assessment Authority directly at 1-866-825-8322.
January 31: If you wish to appeal your assessment you must do so by this date.
If you have concerns about your property assessment, it is recommended that you first discuss them with BC Assessment prior to filing a complaint, as a hearing may not be required. You can review the Appeal Process for Indigenous Communities here.
June 1: Splatsin tax notices are mailed out.
Should you not receive your tax notice, please contact the Band Administration Office at 250-838-6496 x710. Please note: It is your responsibility to keep your property tax account information up to date as misdirected notices may result in late payment penalties and interest charges. (Click on the link to fill in the form and submit OR deliver to our office.)
July 4: Taxes are due and payable. Deadline for Home Owner Grant.
Payments can be made in-person by appointment, please contact the Band Administration Office at 250-838-6496 x710 or use our online contact form. Payments can also be mailed to: Splatsin Taxation, PO Box 545, Enderby, B.C., V0E 1V0 OR payments can be made online through our website by clicking the button below. (Make sure to reference tax folio #)
Please make sure to return the bottom section of your tax notice if you are applying for a Home Owners Grant, otherwise, it will not be processed.
After July 4: Penalties and Interest will be applied for late payments
Penalties: Initial penalty of five percent (5%) will be applied on any portion unpaid after July 4, which an additional penalty of five percent (5%) applied on any remainder left unpaid as of October 31st
Interest: Interest is accrued at fifteen percent (15%) per year on any portion unpaid after July 4.
Splatsin provides a grant to residential taxpayers similar to the grant operated by the Province of British Columbia.
If your address has changed, complete this form and return it to the Administration Office in-person, by mail or by email.
Has your address changed since 2018? Complete the Splatsin Notification of Changes Form and return it to the Administration Building by hand, mail or email.
The review process provides options to have your property assessment concerns addressed. If you have concerns about your property assessment, you may discuss them with BC Assessment prior to filing a complaint. Learn more at BC Assessment.
Administration Building5775 Old Vernon RoadEnderby, B.C.V0E 1V3
Phone: (250) 838-6496 ext. 710