Budget 2020: Your tax dollars at work

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Example from the Tax Estimator, including estimated tax, tax highlights, comparisons to 2019, and where tax dollars are spent.

How COVID-19 Impacts Your Tax Payments

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the City remains committed to pursuing every possible measure to help strengthen our community. To protect the health and well-being of residents and staff, the City strongly encourages homeowners to pay and/or submit home owner grant applications online and ask questions over the phone or by email.

To support residents facing financial hardship, Council has cancelled the annual 10% penalty normally applied on July 3rd. Taxpayers will have until September 30, 2020 to pay before a penalty is applied. This relief is designed to support property owners who need

How COVID-19 Impacts Your Tax Payments

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the City remains committed to pursuing every possible measure to help strengthen our community. To protect the health and well-being of residents and staff, the City strongly encourages homeowners to pay and/or submit home owner grant applications online and ask questions over the phone or by email.

To support residents facing financial hardship, Council has cancelled the annual 10% penalty normally applied on July 3rd. Taxpayers will have until September 30, 2020 to pay before a penalty is applied. This relief is designed to support property owners who need it. Taxpayers capable of paying on or before July 2, 2020 should do so to help support the essential services everyone in the City relies on.

A 5% penalty will be applied on any balance owing, including unclaimed home owner grants at October 1, 2020, then another 5% penalty on any amounts owing at December 4, 2020.

Five Financial Plan

On Thursday, May 14, City Council approved the 2020 – 2024 Financial Plan that will chart the course for City finances over the next five years.

The 2020 Property Tax Rates Bylaw was also approved. The average residential property will see a tax increase of 4.7 per cent. The impact to the average single-family dwelling for 2020 will be $133.70.

Residential Property Taxes are due Thursday, July 2, 2020. Because of COVID-19, the City has implemented a number of ways you can pay your taxes. Please see the News Feed below.

Open Book

Open Book breaks down your tax dollars at work. The visual view of the budget is easy to understand and in complete detail, right down to the individual account in each City department. Information can be displayed as it would be shown in the Five-year Plan or segmented by type of expense.