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Property tax: penalties

Tax payment deadline extended to September 30
The tax payment deadline for 2020 property tax has been extended from June 30 to September 30 without a late payment penalty, providing flexibility during these difficult times. A penalty of 3.5% will be added to any unpaid balance on October 1, reduced from 7% as amended by Council.

Learn more about property tax relief measures at calgary.ca/propertytax

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The City of Calgary Bylaw 8M2002 authorizes penalties for non-payment of taxes. Penalties are a percentage of the unpaid amount. Current taxes are taxes levied in the current calendar year. Tax arrears are taxes levied in prior calendar years.

  • The penalty is a fixed percentage, not a daily interest charge.
  • Any unpaid current year account balance as of Oct. 1 will receive a penalty of 3.5%. For example, if your unpaid taxes are $2,000 as of Oct 1, the penalty will be $70.

Penalty rates

Specific detail regarding penalty application is as follows:

Properties subject to:  
The City of Calgary Penalty on Unpaid Taxes, as amended by motion of Council for 2020 Bylaw 8M2002: On October 1, 3.5% of the unpaid current taxes ($35.00 for every $1,000 of unpaid taxes).

On the first day of every month, 1% of the tax arrears starting January 1.

M.D. of Rocky View #44 Mill Rate Bylaw as amended by motion of Council for 2020: On September 1, 12% of the unpaid current taxes ($120 for every $1,000 of unpaid taxes)

On January 1, 12% of the tax arrears.

M.D. of Foothills #31 Mill Rate Bylaw as amended by motion of Council for 2020:

On January 1, 12% of the tax arrears.


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