Southern Alberta Flood Response Program – Property Tax Relief
As the Ward 7 communities of East Village, Chinatown, Eau Claire and West Hillhurst-Sunnyside continue to recover from the impacts of 2013 flood, the City of Calgary, with support from the Government of Alberta, has established a Property Tax Relief Program to support them in their efforts.
Residential and non-residential property owners who were displaced for an extended period due to the 2013 June flood will be eligible to access the benefits of the program which launches on March 3, 2014. The program has been created to forgive all property taxes for property owners whose property was severely damaged and who lost the use of their property either permanently or for more than 90 days after the flood.
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 to the accounts and interest will be added to acknowledge the time delay in receipt of the credit.
Property owners will be required to complete an application and provide appropriate documentation to show that the property was uninhabitable for more than 90 days.
Criteria for program eligibility, the application process and application forms will be available at www.calgary.ca/taxrelief on or after March 3.
Businesses closed for an extended period due to the flood can contact Business Licence Registration at 403-268-5311 to inquire about adjustments to their Business Tax.
Visit The City’s website at www.calgary.ca/floodrecovery for more information.
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