Tax bills for approximately 470,000 residential and non-residential properties were mailed Wednesday, May 27. By the end of this week all property owners should have received their property tax bill in the mail. Property owners who have not received their property tax bill by the first week of June should contact 311 to obtain a copy of their bill.
Property taxes are due Tuesday, June 30. A late payment penalty of 7% will be applied to any unpaid portion of property taxes on July 1 and October 1. Further penalties of one per cent will be added the first day of each month to any portion remaining unpaid after December 31.
The deadline does not apply to property owners who pay monthly through The City’s Tax Instalment Payment Plan (TIPP). More than 240,000 property owners pay their taxes monthly through TIPP. Property owners can join TIPP at any time by visiting the Web site at www.calgary.ca/propertytax to request an application or calling 311.
Help is available to assist eligible low-income homeowners who meet income guidelines and eligibility criteria, regardless of age. For more information or to download an application form, go to www.calgary.ca/fairentry.
Calgary is one of the fastest growing cities in North America. More citizens mean more demand for services like transit, parks, roads and recreation. To keep the same level and quality of service year-to-year, The City’s operating budget must increase with ongoing inflation and population growth.
Property taxes are an essential source of The City’s overall revenue necessary to help fund local services including:
- Police and emergency services
- Public transit, roads, street cleaning and road maintenance
- Care and maintenance of parks, pathways and playgrounds
- Bylaw enforcement
- Land use planning
- Environmental promotion and protection
- Contributions to operating costs of cultural and recreational facilities, including the Calgary Zoo, Heritage Park, EPCOR Centre for Performing Arts, TELUS World of Science, Calgary Economic Development, libraries and City-owned pools, arenas, art centres, fitness facilities and sports fields.
For more information, please visit our website at www.calgary.ca , or contact 311.
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