If you own property in BC, you're probably exempt from the tax (They say that over 99% of BC residents will be exempt.
However, you are still required to file a declaration before March 31, 2019. I just filed mine - it was an easy process.
As per the letter I received in the mail a few days ago, "The tax is designed to ensure that foreign owners and satellite families are fairly contributing to B.C.'s tax system. It also encourages those with empty properties in urban areas to put them back into the housing market."
Here's the link to the website for more information; https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content?id=4EBB5DD4998245DEA25B5047868A814C
What do you think? Is this a fair tax?