Assessment values for 2017 tax purposes are expected to be available by the end of February. Assessments notices will be mailed at that time with an appeal due date 60 days following the date of mailing.
Annual tax notices will be mailed late May with a payment due date of June 30, 2017.
Property taxes are traditionally due on the last business day of June, annually. Review your Annual Property Tax Notice to confirm the due date for the current year. Non-receipt of your property tax bill does not exempt you from penalty due to late payment.
NEW IN 2017:
• As per the new Tax Penalty Bylaw 2016-20, a 4.5% penalty is applied on the first day of each month, January, April, July & October against all tax arrears until paid in full. Penalties will also be applied to current taxes not paid by the due date as follows: 5% on 2nd business day of July; 6% on 1st business day of August; 7% on 1st business day of September.
• In 2017, as per direction from the Provincial Government, Titled Parking stalls will now be assessed and taxed. Separate assessment notices and tax notices will be issued for titled parking. Should you wish to enroll on TIPP for your parking stall, please contact the Tax Department. As parking stalls have not yet been assessed or levied, we will begin the debits for these tax rolls in July. These debits will be in addition to your other property TIPP payments.
Where Do My Taxes Go?
Your municipal property tax is the Town's primary and most consistent form of revenue. Your municipal taxes pay for services such as police, emergency services, street maintenance, recreation facilities, social services, planning services, municipal administration and Council costs.
The distribution of your 2016 property taxes was as follows:
If you have not completed a ‘declaration of faith’ the School Support portion of your taxes is allocated 100% to the Alberta School Foundation Fund (ASFF).
All property owners whether they have children or not, are required to pay education taxes. The Town Of Canmore collects education taxes on behalf of the Alberta School Foundation Fund (ASFF) but has NO jurisdiction over setting the tax rate for school taxes. For more information on Provincial Education Taxes call 310-0000 toll free and ask for 780-422-7125.
Bow Valley Regional Housing (BVRH)
The BVRH requisition is for the Seniors Public Supportive living accommodations in the Bow Valley and is supported by the Town of Canmore, ID#9 (Banff Park), Town of Banff, Kananaskis Improvement District and the M.D. of Bighorn. This requisition is paid by all property owners including Seniors.
Perpetually Affordable Housing (PAH)
The purpose of collecting the PAH (Perpetually Affordable Housing) contribution is to accumulate capital funds for the purchase of land and construction of PAH units. The construction and supply of PAH units is intended to address the affordable housing demand of Canmore residents unable to purchase accommodation on the open market