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B.C. Reg. 386/92
O.C. 1523/92
Deposited October 1, 1992
This consolidation is current to July 16, 2019.
Link to consolidated regulation (PDF)
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Assessment Authority, Carbon Tax, Consumption Tax Rebate and Transition, Employer Health Tax, Forest, Gaming Control, Hotel Room Tax, Insurance Premium Tax, Logging Tax, Motor Fuel Tax, Police, Provincial Sales Tax, School, Social Service Tax, South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority, Speculation and Vacancy Tax, Succession Duty Repeal, Taxation (Rural Area) and Tobacco Tax Acts

Interest Rate under Various Statutes Regulation

[includes amendments up to B.C. Reg. 66/2019, April 1, 2019]

Contents
1Interest rate on amounts due under certain Acts
2Interest rate under Assessment Authority Act
3Interest rate re Taxation (Rural Area) Act
4Interest rate re School Act
5Interest rate re Motor Fuel Tax Act
6Interest rate re Police Act
7Interest rate re Speculation and Vacancy Tax Act

Interest rate on amounts due under certain Acts

1   The rate of interest under the Employer Health Tax Act, Forest Act, Gaming Control Act, Hotel Room Tax Act, Insurance Premium Tax Act, Logging Tax Act, Social Service Tax Act, Succession Duty Repeal Act, S.B.C. 1977, c. 20, Tobacco Tax Act, Carbon Tax Act, Consumption Tax Rebate and Transition Act, Provincial Sales Tax Act or Part 7.1 of the South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority Act is

(a) during

(i) the period from July 1, 1983 until September 30, 1983, 1 1/2% above the prime lending rate of the principal banker to the Province on June 15, 1983, and

(ii) each successive 3 month period beginning on October 1, January 1, April 1 and July 1 in each year, 1 1/2% above the prime lending rate of the principal banker to the Province on the 15th day of the month immediately preceding that 3 month period, and

(b) during each successive 3 month period beginning on October 1, January 1, April 1 and July 1 in each year, commencing October 1, 1992, 3% above the prime lending rate of the principal banker to the Province on the 15th day of the month immediately preceding that 3 month period.

[en. B.C. Reg. 77/98, s. 1; am. B.C. Regs. 347/2002, s. 1; 59/2003, s. (d); 301/2005, s. 2; 126/2008, s. 4 (a); 112/2010, App. s. 8; 216/2010, Sch. s. 3; 91/2013, Sch. s. 4; 101/2015, s. 3; 268/2018, s. (b); 66/2019, s. 3.]

Interest rate under Assessment Authority Act

2   The rate of interest for the purpose of section 20 (6) of the Assessment Authority Act is the rate of interest determined in accordance with section 1 (a) and (b).

[am. B.C. Reg. 77/98, s. 2.]

Interest rate re Taxation (Rural Area) Act

3   The rate of interest under section 11 (3) of the Taxation (Rural Area) Act is

(a) during the period from April 1, 2017 until June 30, 2017, 3% above the prime lending rate of the principal banker to the Province on March 15, 2017, and

(b) during each successive 3 month period beginning on July 1, October 1, January 1 and April 1 in each year, 3% above the prime lending rate of the principal banker to the Province on the 15th day of the month immediately preceding that 3 month period.

[en. B.C. Reg. 73/2017.]

Interest rate re School Act

4   The rate of interest under section 125 (4) of the School Act shall be

(a) during the period August 31, 1992 until September 30, 1992, 1% below the prime lending rate of the principal banker to the Province, and

(b) during each successive 3 month period beginning on October 1, January 1, April 1 and July 1 in every year, 1% below the prime lending rate of the principal banker to the Province on the 15th day of the month immediately preceding that period.

[am. B.C. Reg. 77/98, s. 3.]

Interest rate re Motor Fuel Tax Act

5   The rate of interest under section 48 of the Motor Fuel Tax Act shall be

(a) for tax due on purchases or use of fuel by licensed carriers, as that term is defined in that Act, at a rate equal to the Canadian Federal Treasury Bill rate plus 2% and adjusted every calendar quarter, and

(b) for all other amounts due under that Act, at the rate established under section 1 of this regulation.

[en. B.C. Reg. 550/95, s. 2 (b); am. B.C. Regs. 77/98, s. 4; 347/2002, s. 2; 126/2008, s. 4 (b).]

Interest rate re Police Act

6   The rate of interest for the purposes of section 66.71 of the Police Act is,

(a) during the period June 10, 2007 until September 30, 2007, 1% below the prime lending rate of the principal banker to the Province, and

(b) during each successive 3 month period beginning on October 1, January 1, April 1 and July 1 in every year, 1% below the prime lending rate of the principal banker to the Province on the 15th day of the month immediately preceding that period.

[en. B.C. Reg. 165/2007.]

Interest rate re Speculation and Vacancy Tax Act

7   For the purposes of section 89 of the Speculation and Vacancy Tax Act, the rate of interest is,

(a) during the period from January 1, 2019 until March 31, 2019, 3% above the prime lending rate of the principal banker to the Province on December 15, 2018, and

(b) during each successive 3 month period beginning on April 1, July 1, October 1 and January 1 in every year, 3% above the prime lending rate of the principal banker to the Province on the 15th day of the month immediately preceding that 3 month period.

[en. B.C. Reg. 276/2018.]