On November 30, 2018, Calgary city council voted nine votes for and five votes against to pass the One Calgary 2019-2022 Service Plans and Budgets. Council voted to approve a 3.45 per cent property tax increase for 2019.
“We’re looking at about five dollars per month to the average household,” Mayor Naheed Nenshi told reporters following the vote. Property taxes will increase three per cent in 2020, 2021 and 2022; along with that, user fees will also be on the rise, which is expected to cost the average homeowner $113 yearly.
Property Tax Assistance Program
If you are a residential property owner experiencing financial hardship, regardless of age, you may be eligible for a credit/grant of the increase on your property tax account.
To be eligible for this program you must:
- Meet the residency and income guidelines of the Fair Entry Program.
- Own your own home and reside in your home.
- Own the property for a minimum of one year from date of purchase.
- Own no other City of Calgary residential property.
- Have experienced an increase in property taxes from the previous year.
Alberta Seniors Property Tax Deferral Program
The Alberta government also offers a Seniors Property Tax Deferral Program. It is available to eligible seniors experiencing financial hardship as a result of paying property taxes.
2019 Property tax important dates
The 2019 tax bill period is January 1st to December 31st. Tax bills for 2019 are mailed in May. The tax payment deadline is June 28th, after which a 7% penalty can apply.
Please contact us if you have any questions about 2019 Property Taxes.