FAQs

What is a true copy of an electronic form?

The true copy is the printed copy of the electronic form with original signatures.

What is a copy of a true copy of an electronic form?

A copy of the true copy is the printed copy of the electronic form with original signatures that has been faxed, copied or scanned.

The true...

What are you certifying when you apply the digital signature?

The electronic signature of the subscriber is a certification by the subscriber that the material facts set out in the electronic instrument or...

Does a subscriber have to be the same individual as the witnessing officer?

No. The subscriber does not have to be the same individual as the witnessing officer. It is also important to note that the role of the subscriber...

How long do I need to retain documents submitted electronically to the land title office?

Under the Land Title Act, the electronic version of a document submitted through EFS is deemed to be the original document for all...

The Ministry of Finance has indicated a change in policy with the submission of the Additional Transfer Tax Return (FIN 532). When submitting a copy of PDF icon FIN 532, legal professionals must email it to the Ministry at ATTENQ@gov.bc.ca the same day the transfer is registered at the land title office. This policy takes effect immediately.

The original signed copy of PDF icon FIN 532 should be kept on file with FIN 530 as per the retention periods outlined in the Property Transfer Tax Act (PTTA).

Should you have questions or concerns, please contact the Ministry of Finance at ATTENQ@gov.bc.ca or pttenq@gov.bc.ca. For more information and updates, visit www.gov.bc.ca/propertytransfertax.