Council recently approved a Property Tax Relief Program to support residential and non-residential property owners who were displaced for an extended period due to the 2013 June flood
. It will officially launch on March 3, 2014. The Program will forgive property taxes for property owners who lost the use of their property either permanently or for a period longer than 90 days after the date of the flood.
If your property was deemed uninhabitable for 90 days or longer, you can apply for a property tax break for the time that you were out. A 30 day grace period will be added after the property is reoccupied. In addition, all 2013 and current year penalties charged to qualified property tax accounts will be credited back including interest . Those who qualify will be required to complete an application and provide appropriate documentation.
Property owners displaced by the flood are encouraged to go to the website at www.calgary.ca/taxrelief
(on or after March 3) to review the criteria for program eligibility, the process to apply and how to obtain an application form.
Property owners are encouraged to submit their application and documentation online through The City’s secured website. Alternatively, the application forms and documentation can be submitted by:
• Mail: The City of Calgary, Finance & Supply, Tax & Receivables, P.O. Box 2405 Stn M, Calgary, AB, T2P 3L9
• Fax: 403-268-1564
• In person: 3rd Flr., Calgary Municipal Building, 800 MacLeod Trail, S.E.
Business owners whose businesses were closed for an extended period due to the 2013 June flood can contact the Business Licence Registration (BLR) at 403-268-5311 to inquire about adjustments to their Business Tax.
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