Property Taxes and Assessment
Q.What do my property taxes pay for?
A: Taxes are levied on owners of property to pay for basic services such as garbage and snow removal, community health programs, water supply and waste treatment, solid waste facilities, maintenance of roads and public sidewalks, planning and growth management, social and children’s services, policing, fire protection, emergency response programs, public libraries, parks & recreation, elementary and high school education. For more detailed information, please see our info page – Services paid for by Property Taxes.
Q: What is the formula used to calculate my property tax amount?
A: Assessment Value (approximate market value +-)
Multiplied by the Mill Rate (tax rate set by Council)
Divided by 1000
= Property Tax Amount
Q: What is the Mill Rate for 2014?
A: The mill rate is set at 10.52983 for 2014. For industrial and commercial ratepayers, the total tax rate for 2014 is 12.2223 mills.
Q: What are the important dates for taxes this year?
A: Tax notices were mailed on or before May 15, 2014 to all assessed property owners.
The deadline to appeal your tax assessment is May 19, 2014.
Taxes are due to be paid by June 30, 2014; penalties will be levied against outstanding current balances on July 1, 2014.
You may schedule an appointment with the Town of Turner Valley’s Assessor by calling 403.933.4944.
NOTE: Changes to your 2014 assessment will only be considered if an inquiry is received during the review period (March 11 to May 19, 2014)
If after contacting the assessor, you are still not in agreement with the information provided about your property assessment, you may make a formal complaint to the Assessment Review Board.
Important – Please note:
You CAN appeal your Assessment ONLY during the appeal period set by Council / Town Administration.
You CAN NOT appeal the Tax Rate set by Council, your Property Tax Levy or Services supplied by either the Town or the Province.
New Information for Seniors!
The Seniors Property Tax Deferral (SPTD) program allows eligible senior homeowners to defer all or part of their annual residential property taxes through a low interest home equity loan with the government. Please click the link for more details.