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Tax bill and tax rate calculation

Tax rate calculation

Each year City Council approves the amount of expenditure needed to support City services. To get the amount of revenues required from property taxes, The City takes the overall expenditure and subtracts all other sources of revenue such as business taxes, licence fees, user fees and provincial grants. The balance is the amount to be raised through municipal property taxes.

In order to calculate taxes, a tax rate is established. The tax rate reflects the amount of taxes to be paid for every $1 of assessed value.

Municipal tax rate =​ ​Total revenue required by The City of Calgary
from property tax
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Total assessment
Provincial tax rate =​ Total revenue required by The Province of Alberta
from property tax
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Total assessment

Tax bill calculation

Your property taxes are calculated by multiplying the assessed value of your property by the tax rates:

​Property tax bill =
​Assessment x Municipal tax rate
+
Assessment x Provincial tax rate*
*The Provincial Tax Rate is set once The City receives the annual requisitions from the Government of Alberta (Alberta Learning) and the Calgary Catholic School District. The amounts of the requisition are not subject to review or approval by City Council. The City of Calgary bills and collects this tax amount for the Province of Alberta.​

Your annual property tax bill covers the period of January 1 to December 31.

Tax calculation shown on your Assessment Notice

Your Assessment Notice reflects the market value of your property as assessed by The City of Calgary.

It also provides you with a calculation of your estimated current year's taxes based on the current year's assessment. This estimate is provided to illustrate whether your taxes may increase or decrease as a result of the reassessment. The estimated tax amount does not include any budgetary increases that may be applicable for the current year.

Your tax bill, showing the actual amount payable, is mailed in May after municipal and provincial requirements are determined and Council sets the property tax rate

More information

Current property tax rates

Historical property tax rates

For assessment inquiries, contact the Assessment business unit.

For property tax inquiries, contact Property Tax.