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Ward 1 News: Property Tax Information

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Councillor Ward Sutherland's office has received numerous calls regarding property tax. One of the most common questions is why is the increase so high? On your property tax bill, there are two components noted - the City of Calgary portion and the Provincial portion. City Council has decreased its property tax hike from 4.7% to 3.5% this year. The Province has issued a 10.2% increase in its education/property tax. Given the current economic environment we were expecting an increase from the Province, but certainly not as extreme a one. Unfortunately, this means that when the property tax hikes from the City and the Province are combined, homeowners face a total tax hike of 6.1%.
Residents have also asked for Councillor Sutherland's thoughts on the tax increase residents face in today's economy. Please click on the following media links below, in which he discusses the issue and concerns residents have shared with him.
NewsTalk770:  (Audio Vault, June 8, 6:30-18:19)
If you are a resident of Ward 1 and you would like to chat with Councillor Ward Sutherland, please contact the Ward 1 office at

Property Tax Information for Citizens

Property Tax Rates
How does The City come up with the property tax rate?

Property Tax Questions

Where do your tax dollars go? Get a tax breakdown.

Did you know you can pay your property tax on a monthly budget instead of one payment in June? Apply now!

Information on how to join TIPP

Property Tax Assistance Program

If you are a residential property owner experiencing financial hardship, regardless of age, you may be eligible for a credit/grant on the increase in your property tax account through the Property Tax Assistance Program.

To be eligible for the Property Tax Assistance Program the applicant must:
• Experience an increase in 2016 property taxes.
• Own the home and live in it.
• Not own other property.

Apply online for the Property Tax Assistance Program and other subsidized programs and services offered by The City of Calgary.
Seniors may be eligible for provincial support through the Seniors Property Tax Deferral Program

More Questions / Information:

At anytime visit or any o the following related links:

Introduction to Property taxes and finances:

Property Tax:


Property Assessment:

Contact Property Tax:
Call 311
Provincial property tax rate: Call your MLA. If you are unsure who your MLA is,  find your MLA here.







This content represents the personal views and opinions of the Councillor and should not be taken as a statement of policy of The City of Calgary. The inclusion of any external content does not imply endorsement by The City of Calgary.

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