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Revenue Neutral Tax Calculator

The following calculator estimates your revenue neutral  taxes before Council approves the budget and the property tax bylaw, and your actual taxes once the budget and tax rate is approved. 

For annexed properties or properties with split assessment classes, please contact Assessment at 403-268-2888.

2017 Property and Business Tax Calculator

Choose your assessment class/business from the list. Enter your and assessment values and see the table below.



Taxation Value
Revenue neutral taxes (what's this?)  
Business Tax Consolidation increase / decrease (what's this?)   4.60 %   -20.00 %
Taxes before Council rebate and after Business Tax Consolidation
One-time rebates from Council  
Estimated taxes*  

Phased Tax Program credit (What's this?)

One-time phased tax credit (check eligibility requirements)
Estimated taxes after credit  

Please note:
This calculator is meant to be used for information purposes only. The calculation does not include any penalties, local improvement levies, or outstanding taxes owed from previous years. Tax bills indicating the actual amount of tax owed will be mailed in February for businesses and May for property owners.

Terms and conditions apply to the Non-Residential Phased Tax credit. Please check eligibility requirements to confirm your property is eligible.

  *This calculator provides estimates based on City of Calgary property and business tax rates only. It cannot be used if your property is taxed using a property tax rate for a different municipality. For additional assessment-related information, contact Assessment at 403-268-2888. Call 311 for more information regarding property or business taxes.

How does revenue neutral work?

The City of Calgary's revenue neutral policy ensures that:

  • Tax revenues do not change automatically with assessment changes due to market fluctuations.
  • Any tax change brought forward by The City is communicated through the budgetary process.

With each year's assessment roll, a revenue neutral tax rate is established based on the application of these principles.

An increase or decrease in your property assessment does not mean your taxes will automatically go up or down by the same amount. The assessment process determines the assessment values for all properties, which in-turn determines the distribution of municipal taxes.

Compared, approximately, to the city-wide typical per cent change, if a property's year-to-year per cent change in assessment is:

  • Less — that property's revenue neutral taxes will decrease.
  • The same — that property's revenue neutral taxes will stay about the same.
  • More — that property's revenue neutral taxes will increase.