The rate of the levy is 0.2% of the total value of construction (inclusive of GST) or $200 in every $100,000 worth of project value.
Payment of the Levy
A project owner is required to pay the BCITF levy prior to commencement of construction work. For further information please refer to the Levy & Funding Support Guidelines.
In most cases, the levy is paid to a Local Government Authority (LGA) when an application is made for a building permit. The LGA will provide applicants with a levy form for completion and will issue a receipt confirming payment has been made.
In situations where a building permit is not required, a project owner must pay the levy directly to the CTF prior to commencement of any building work. Payments can be made through the online portal.
The BCITF Levy can be refunded if a construction project is cancelled. The CTF will require evidence of this.
Project owners seeking a refund for a cancelled project should contact the CTF or download a refund application form.
Levy and Funding Guidelines
Guidelines to the BCITF Levy, funding support and eligibility can be found here. Please note eligibility is only determined upon receipt of a claim.