The City of Calgary is providing supports to help Calgary hotels and motels, which were impacted greatly by the COVID-19 pandemic. They have experienced the lowest occupancy rates of hotels in any major market in Canada in the first part of 2021. The 2021 Hotel/Motel Property Tax Deferral Program will allow qualified businesses to defer their property tax without penalties until Dec. 31, 2022.
No application is required. The City has proactively reviewed each property and mailed an information package on June 11, 2021 to all hotels and motels.
2020 Hailstorm tax relief
On June 13, 2020, The City of Calgary experienced a hailstorm that caused over a billion dollars in property damage. The City offered the 2020 Property Tax Hailstorm Relief Program to assist property owners who were impacted by this hailstorm.