Property Tax Payment Due Date is Friday June 30, 2017

Tax Information

Your tax bill includes municipal taxes, education taxes, and senior foundation requisitions; only the municipal taxes are retained by the MD to help pay for municipal services.

Tax Rate Bylaw 06/16 was passed by Council setting the municipal tax rates for 2016 as follows

Tax Rate Bylaw 2016

Supplemental Tax Rate Bylaw 07/16

Tax Rate Bylaw 2015

 

What Types of Taxes Are Collected?

Your tax bill includes municipal taxes, education taxes, and senior foundation requisitions; only the municipal taxes are retained by the MD to help pay for municipal services. The following charts show how much of each tax dollar goes to each type of tax.

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Paying Your Taxes

If you are not on our TIPPS monthly tax payment program your taxes must be paid in full on or before June 30,2016. In order to avoid late penalties, take advantage of the many ways in which to pay your taxes on time:

  • Send a Cheque Via the Mail- Mailed cheques with post marks on or before June 30th will be considered to be on time. Don’t forget to send the op part of the tax notice so we can credit the correct account
  • Internet and Telephone Banking- We have made arrangements with the Royal Bank, BMO, CIBC, and the Bow Valley Credit Union for payment of taxes using Internet and Telephone banking. Please contact your bank for details on how to use these services
  • 24-Hour Drop-Off- After hours your payment and the accompanying top portion of the tax notice may be left in the secure drop box to the right of the front doors at the MD office
  • In Person- We are happy to accept payment in Cash, Cheque, or Debit Card at our office during normal business hours
  • One Time Automatic Payment- We can take a payment directly from your account on the due date or
  • Monthly TIPPS Payment Plan- We can take a monthly payment directly from your account. Please fill out and submit a TIPPS Form
18057620029_dbae062e2f_oPenalties

Penalties are:
9% after June 30th on unpaid current taxes.
9% on January 1st of each year thereafter on unpaid arrears.
Reminder notices are mailed out to property owners who have outstanding taxes, in September of each year.

 

Tax Certificates

If you require a tax certificate; they are available through written request submitted to our office. The fee for a tax certificate is $20 for a faxed and mailed copy or $15 for a mailed copy. Included in your request should be the legal and/or civic address of the property and a copy of the cheque for payment or a credit card number.
Please fax your written requests to 403-673-3895 attention Tax Clerk.
If you have any other questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our office.

Declare Provincial School Support

All property owners are required to pay education taxes, whether they have children or not. For property owners that have not completed a declaration of faith their school portion is set as Undeclared or Public and 100% of your education taxes will be allocated to the Alberta School Foundation Fund (ASFF). If you wish for your education taxes to be paid to the separate school board, please complete and submit the School Support Form. Changes become effective for the following tax year.

Senors Property Tax Deferral Program

The Seniors Property Tax Deferral Program is a provincial program that allows eligible senior homeowners to defer all or part of their property taxes through a low-interest home equity loan with the Alberta government.