Update on UHT Tax 4/30 Deadline

Attention: BICA members who are non-residents of Canada

We wanted to share an important update regarding the filing deadline for the UHT tax form* and request for exclusion.

Per the Canadian Revenue Agency (press release 3/27/23): Although the deadline for filing the UHT return and paying the UHT payable was April 30, 2023, no penalties or interest will be applied for UHT returns and payments that the CRA receives before November 1, 2023.

Many of us were notified of and given a digital access code to file online, but the page is not working properly and you are unable to put in your property address.

Therefore, the recommendation is to mail your completed UHT form since there will no longer be any penalties applied if it is received after April 30th. But note, it still must be received no later than November 1st.

We know this brings a sign of relief to many of us. We have our good friends at GBA to thank for their lobbying efforts with the Canadian Government.  As a result of GBA’s efforts, penalties and interest will be waived if your paperwork arrives after 4/30/23. 

* As a reminder, the Government of Canada has introduced an underused housing tax (UHT) on the ownership of vacant or underused housing in Canada. The UHT took effect on January 1, 2022.