A tax source untapped

Re: Property taxes.

It’s really disconcerting to read about increased property taxes when other sources of revenue are blatantly ignored.

I am specifically referring to homeowners with secondary dwellings.

It seems these properties don’t have to be upgraded but futuristically can be sold for hundreds of thousands of dollars and not be taxed as investment property accordingly in the interim.

When you consider how many years these secondary dwellings have been tolerated, it would be interesting to know if the upcoming secondary suite bylaw provides for retroactive back taxes on these suites.

J.E. Steenson


Surrey North Delta Leader