CALGARY – PROPERTY TAX 2019

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.

Apply now, through Fair Entry, and your one application can also get you access to additional subsidized programs and services.

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.

http://www.calgary.ca/cfod/finance/Pages/Property-Tax/Property-Tax.aspx

Please contact us if you have any questions about 2019 Property Taxes.

Peter Robinson (69 Posts)

Peter G. Robinson is an accomplished and skilled general practice lawyer in Calgary, Alberta. Over his 20 year career, Peter has carved out his niche in Residential Real Estate, Wills & Estate Planning, and Probate Applications. Uniquely available to his clients, Peter is a calm and patient communicator who easily puts his clients at ease with straight-forward explanations of legal concepts. Blogging is his latest venture to cultivate awareness of NW Calgary Law, a law firm where he is the hands-on leader of an enthusiastic team dedicated to prompt and efficient service. Follow Peter on Twitter, connect with him on LinkedIn or visit www.nwcalgarylaw.com The content contained in these blogs is intended to provide information about the subject matter and is not intended as legal advice. If you would like further information or advice on any of the subjects discussed in this blog post, please contact the author at NW Calgary Law at 403.265.3010 or probinson@nwcalgarylaw.com.


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