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Myth busting – Essential City facts

Municipal property taxes are the primary way The City delivers services and programs that Calgarians need and value every day. We're focused on reducing the cost of local government through continuous improvement efforts and programs such as Solutions for Achieving Value and Excellence (SAVE).

We want you to know how The City calculates your property tax and how we use it to deliver services and programs you need and want.

Below are a few essential facts that we want to share with all Calgarians to address some common questions, misconceptions and myths that we have received.

Council approved the Mid-Cycle Adjustments on November 2020 making notable decisions to support Calgarians through tough times.

Working together to provide The City services you need and want:

Quick facts

Financial facts

The City adjusted how it spent revenue from the municipal property tax revenue since 2014 to remain below inflation and population growth.

​A decrease in your assessment doesn’t always mean a decrease in your property tax bill.

Service and program facts

City tax-supported services cost $5.88 a day for a typical Calgary household.

The municipal portion (63 per cent of your property tax bill) funds high-quality City services and programs that Calgarians value and use every day.  For the typical Calagary household (assessed value of $455,000 in 2020) that works out to $5.88 per day.

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