Vancouver warns homeowners to fill in empty home tax forms

Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson is warning homeowners if they fail to declare their property status by Feb. 2, they will face the city’s empty homes tax plus a $250 fine.

The tax is one per cent of a home’s assessed value.

It affects any property that is not a principal residence and is not occupied for six months a year.

Robertson says property owners can expect to receive instructions in the mail starting this week on how to make their declarations.

He says there is a $10,000 fine for...

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