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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Calgary.ca or any o the following related links:
Introduction to Property taxes and finances: www.Calgary.ca/ourfinances
Property Tax: http://www.calgary.ca/CA/fs/Pages/Property-Tax/Property-Tax.aspx
Property Assessment: http://www.calgary.ca/PDA/Assessment/Pages/Property-Assessment.aspx
Contact Property Tax: http://www.calgary.ca/CA/fs/Pages/Property-Tax/Contact-Property-Tax.aspx
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.