No. Penalties are mandated by Provincial legislation and are not discretionary.
No, you cannot appeal your taxes, but you can appeal your assessment. Contact BC Assessment at 1-866-825-8322 or visit their website.
A 10% late payment penalty is levied on taxes outstanding after the first working day after July 1.
You can reduce your taxes owing by claiming the home owner grant if you are eligible. The home owner grant is a form of payment, therefore, until you claim the grant it is considered outstanding taxes and is subject to penalties.