City property tax notices in mail

Property tax notices are in the mail and the 2013 bills will soon follow.

Property tax notices are in the mail and the 2013 bills will soon follow.

Payments are due on June 28 and residents are encouraged to pay before the deadline to avoid late penalties.

Those who choose to pay the entire bill in a lump sum can do so in person at City Hall or dropping payment in an envelope in the City Hall night depository on the east side of the building. The last day for in-person payments at City Hall is June 28 by 4:30 p.m.

The June 28 deadline does not apply to property owners who are enrolled in the city’s Tax Instalment Plan (TIP) as of June 15. Details are available from the Revenue and Assessment Services department or at www.reddeer.ca/TIP.

Property owners who miss the payment deadline will have to pay a six per cent penalty on the outstanding property taxes owing. For example, if $2,000 is left unpaid after the due date, a penalty of six per cent or $120 is applied to the account.

New this year, the Seniors Property Tax Deferral Program (SPTDP) allows eligible senior homeowners to defer all or part of their property taxes through a low-interest home equity loan with the Alberta government. For more information, call the Alberta Supports Contact line at 1-877-644-9992.

Property owners who do not receive their 2013 Property Tax Notice by June 8 should contact Revenue and Assessment Services at 403-342-8126 or stop by the department offices on the fourth floor of City Hall.

Property assessment and tax information is available at www.reddeer.ca/tax.

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