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TIPP - Request an agreement to join

A Tax Instalment Payment Plan (TIPP) agreement contains unique property tax information specific to your property. Your customized agreement will be created and sent to you after your request has been received.

You may join at any time during the year. However, if you join after January 1, there is a filing fee of 2%* of the missed instalments. You will need to make an initial payment equal to the missed instalments from January 1, plus the filing fee* at the time of agreement submission.

*In response to the COVID-19 pandemic Council has suspended the 2% filing fee on initial payments for 2020. 

4 Steps to join TIPP


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Request Agreement

Request a TIPP agreement customized for a property. 


 

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Agreement Sent

The City creates and sends you a customized TIPP agreement.

 

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Return Agreement

Complete, sign & return the customized TIPP agreement received from The City.

Return agreement

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Initial Payment

Make any required initial payment separate from your monthly payments.

Make initial payment

 

When do you want to join?


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Join for the first available month

Request a TIPP agreement by online form.

NOTE: To navigate within the form, use the "Previous Step" and "Next Step" buttons provided. Using your web browser's forward / back buttons will cause errors in the submitted request.

Request TIPP agreement

Once your request to join TIPP is received, a customized TIPP Agreement will be sent to you within 7 days for the first available month you can join the plan. The start date and the date the agreement must be returned by will be indicated on the agreement.

OR Join for a specific month in the future

If you are taking possession of a property more than 3 months in the future OR the current year’s property tax is paid and you would like to join for January 1 of next year:

Request a TIPP Agreement by phone: 311 or 403-268-CITY (2489)

Once your request to join TIPP is received, it will be reviewed and we will contact you within 7 days.

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How to fill out your TIPP agreement

Ensure fast processing of your form. See detailed instructions on how to fill out the fields on t​he TIPP agreement you received.

Learn more

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Terms and conditions

TIPP Agreement Terms and Conditions​

Return the completed agreement

See Return a completed agreement.

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Questions on requesting an agreement or completing the form​?


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Can I pick the day my payment comes out of my bank account?

​No. TIPP payments are withdrawn on the first of each month.

How long does it take to enrol?

The enrolment process time can vary. It begins with your request to join.

  • A customized TIPP agreement is sent to you after your request is received. During peak property tax periods, it may take up to 7 days to fulfil your request.
  • The agreement sent will have a “return by” date and a “start date.” You will need to return your completed agreement and pay any initial payment due, no later than the “return by” date on the agreement.
  • The enrolment process is complete on your “start date” after we have successfully withdrawn your first monthly instalment. 
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Can my monthly TIPP payment be withdrawn from any type of account?

​TIPP payments are withdrawn from Canadian dollar chequing accounts.  Line-of-credit, power-line or credit card accounts may not be used.

I own more than one property in Calgary. Can I pay my property tax for all of them through this plan?

​​Yes. As TIPP agreements are unique to each property, you will need to request, complete and return an agreement for each property you would like to enrol in the plan.

If you provide the same chequing account information for all your TIPP agreements, your monthly payments will be combined and withdrawn as one transaction.

Condo owners please note: An agreement is required for your condo unit and a separate agreement is required for each parking stall(s) and storage unit(s). ​​

What names do we record for the TIPP Participant(s) on the TIPP agreement?

​The TIPP participants are the names of ALL those who are entering into the TIPP agreement. At least one of the TIPP participants must be the bank account holder.

If a company is joining TIPP, the TIPP participant recorded should be the name of the company AND the name of the signing officer for the company’s bank account.

Who needs to sign the agreement?

​The TIPP Agreement should be signed by ALL the TIPP participants who are entering into the agreement. At least one of the TIPP participants must be the bank account holder.

If the monthly payment will come from a company bank account, the signing officer for the bank account signs the agreement on behalf of the company.

NOTE: the signature must be your actual signature, not a digital or typed version of your signature.

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