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Financial facts

Municipal property taxes are the primary way The City delivers services and programs that Calgarians need and value every day. We want you to know how these dollars are collected, calculated and used to provide City services. 

Delivering value through our City services and programs requires proper planning throughout the year. Learn more about the process, how tax dollars get invested wisely, and the steps we're taking to modernize and reduce the cost of local government. 

77 per cent of Calgary homeowners saw a reduction or no increase on their 2021 property tax bill.

Quick facts


Essential facts that address misconceptions and myths about our finances, services and programs

Learn more about City finances


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

Read about the cost of services

Learn how we’ve weathered the boom and bust cycle by spending wisely and reinvesting in our city.

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

Service and program facts


Financial Task Force

As directed by Council, the Financial Task Force aims to provide a permanent resolution to the municipal tax shift problem. Learn more about the 35 recommendations approved by Council in June 2020, and the twelve external members, led by The City’s Chief Financial Officer, Carla Male.

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