Tax Installment Plan

Did You Know . . . The Town of Athabasca offers a property tax installment plan that gives property owners greater payment flexibility. Information and forms are available at the office and online.

Property Tax Installment Plan

The Town of Athabasca offers a property tax installment plan that gives qualifying property owners greater payment flexibility. Information and application forms are available at the Town Office and on the Town website. The applicant’s bank information and a VOID cheque must accompany the application form.

The plan allows taxpayers to authorize twelve equal automatic monthly withdrawals, taken either on the 15th of the month or at the end of the month, depending on the applicant’s preference.

There is no cost to apply for the plan and no fees associated with the administration of it.

“It is a good plan. We encourage people to do this,” says Leah Milot, Municipal Accounting Assistant. “It’s so much easier and convenient and many people have signed up for it.”

Plan participants can start or stop the plan at anytime through the year. When withdrawing from the plan, the Town Office requires two weeks’ notice prior to the next payment date.

The tax installment plan runs from January to December each year. The first six monthly automatic withdrawals are based on the previous year’s tax levy. When taxpayers receive their Taxation Notice in May, their automatic monthly withdrawals are adjusted in July to coincide with their notice.

In some cases someone other than the property owner may want to sign up for the plan; a renter, for example. To set the plan up under another name, a Property Owner Authorization form must be completed and submitted.

It is the plan participant’s responsibility to make certain that sufficient funds are available for each month’s automatic withdrawal. Missed payments are subject to a $25 service charge. If two consecutive payments are missed, the Town will automatically cancel the tax installment plan agreement.

If a participant withdraws from the plan or the plan is cancelled, all unpaid taxes become due and payable and are subject to any applicable penalties.

Leah welcomes any questions regarding the Tax Installment Plan.

More information and the application form can be found on the Town website, on this page: Town Tax Process and Installment Plan

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