2007 Annexation Residential Tax Relief Program
Although the Annexation allowed for an extended timeframe for the tax rate change, City Council deemed that the increase may represent a significant cost increase for some taxpayers. For this reason, Council has approved a multi-year tax relief program for residential properties that qualify.
The tax relief program provides a multi-year transition period for qualifying residential properties in Rocky View County:
- In 2022, the program will provide tax relief by cancelling 75% of the municipal tax differential between the City of Calgary and Rocky View County on the residential portion of eligible properties based on the criteria outlined below.
- In Q2 2023, the program provides for cancellation of 50% of the municipal tax differential between The City of Calgary and Rocky View County on the residential portion of eligible properties based on the criteria specified.
- In Q2 2024, the program provides for cancellation of 25% of the municipal tax differential for the residential portion of eligible properties based on the criteria specified.
- In 2025, the Calgary tax rate will be considered fully transitioned for impacted property owners.
Tax cancellations or deferrals can only be applied annually in accordance with legislation. As such, the tax relief measures in future years will be brought forward to Council in subsequent years for consideration and approval.
No application is required. The 2022 Residential Tax Relief Program will be applied to properties that meet the qualifying criteria before the tax bills are mailed at the end of May.
- Properties that meet the qualifying criteria will receive a credit statement with their 2022 property tax bill showing the dollar value of the tax cancellation subtracted from the bill.
To qualify for this residential tax relief program:
- The property did not trigger clause 7(1) of the MGB Order and Order in Council 333/2007 and continued to be taxed using the municipal tax rate established by Rocky View County up to and including the 2021 taxation year;
- The property contains a dwelling unit defined as a structure that contains two or more rooms used or designed to be used as a residence by one or more persons, a kitchen, living, sleeping and sanitary facilities as defined in the Land Use Bylaw 1P2007;
- The property has not been connected to City of Calgary water or sanitary sewer services; and
- The property is designated as the S-FUD (Special purpose – Future Urban Development) land use district.