BC Tourism Industry

Municipal and Regional District Tax Program

What's New

Launched September 1, 2015, the enhanced Municipal and Regional District Tax (MRDT) Program Requirements provide clear instructions on the application process, timelines, planning and reporting requirements associated with the MRDT program. Planning and reporting templates are provided to help communities meet the enhanced program requirements.


The Municipal and Regional District Tax (MRDT) was introduced in 1987 to provide funding for local tourism marketing, programs and projects. The tax is intended to help grow BC revenues, visitation and jobs, and amplify BC's tourism marketing efforts in an increasingly competitive marketplace.

The MRDT is an up to three percent tax applied to sales of short-term accommodation provided in participating areas of British Columbia on behalf of municipalities, regional districts and eligible entities.

To promote a coordinated and efficient use of funds, the following enhanced MRDT program principles have been adopted:

  • Effective tourism marketing, programs and projects
  • Effective local-level stakeholder support and inter-community collaboration
  • marketing efforts that are coordinated and complementary to provincial marketing strategies and tactics
  • Fiscal prudence and accountability.
The MRDT is jointly administered by the Minister of Finance, the Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Destination British Columbia.

Program Requirements & Application Procedure

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