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Property tax: penalties

Taxes are due June 30, 2017

The City of Calgary Bylaw 8M2002 authorizes penalties for non-payment of taxes. Penalties are a percentage of the unpaid amount. Current taxes are taxes levied in the current calendar year. Tax arrears are taxes levied in prior calendar years.

  1. Any unpaid current year account balance will be penalized 7% on July 1.
  2. The penalty is a fixed percentage, not a daily interest charge. For example, if your unpaid taxes are $2,000 as of July 1, the penalty will be $140.
  3. Any unpaid current year account balance as of Oct. 1 will receive an additional penalty of 7%.
  4. Any unpaid taxes and penalties that have accrued from the previous year(s) is deemed arrears. Any arrears balance will be charged a penalty of 1% on the first day of every month, until the taxes are paid.
  5. Payments are applied in the following order: arrears penalties, arrears, current penalties, and current taxes.

Non-receipt of your property tax bill does not exempt you from late payment penalties.

Penalty rates

Specific detail regarding penalty application is as follows:

Properties subject to:
The City of CalgaryPenalty on Unpaid Taxes Bylaw 8M2002: On July 1 and also on October 1, 7% of the unpaid current taxes ($70.00 for every $1,000 of unpaid taxes).

On the first day of every month, 1% of the tax arrears starting January 1.

M.D. of Rocky View #44 Mill Rate Bylaw: On July 1, 12% of the unpaid current taxes ($120 for every $1,000 of unpaid taxes)

On January 1, 12% of the tax arrears.

M.D. of Foothills #31 Mill Rate Bylaw: On October 1, 6% of the unpaid current taxes ($60.00 for every $1,000 of unpaid taxes).

On January 1, 12% of the tax arrears.

 


More property tax information

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Property tax payment

Property Tax Assistance Program (PTAP)

Property tax penalties

Property tax dishonoured payments and service charges

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