Town Tax Process and Installment Plan

Town of Athabasca Tax Process

May: Tax and assessment notices sent out

June 30: Due date for payment of taxes

July 1: 12% penalty applied to current year outstanding taxes

October: Arrears letters sent to property owners

To view the Guide to Property Assessment and Taxation in Alberta click here 

 

The Seniors Property Tax Deferral

The Seniors 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.

To view the Application click here 

To view the Brochure click here

 

Education Property Tax Assistance for Seniors

The Education Property Tax Assistance for Seniors program provides a rebate to senior homeowners to cover the year-to-year increases to the education portion of their property taxes over their base year amount.  This rebate program is offered through the Government of Alberta.  For more information and click here.  For the application form click here

Assessment Complaints


For more information on submitting an Assessment Complaint click here

A copy of the Assessment Complaint Form can be picked up at the Town office or to access it online click here

Fees for filing an assessment complaint must accompany the complaint form.  Fees are: $25/parcel for residential property and $125/parcel for non residential property.  The fee will be refunded if the appeal is successful. Please make cheques payable to Town of Athabasca.

To avoid penalties, taxes must be paid on or before the deadline specified on the tax notice even if a complaint is filed.


Town of Athabasca Tax Installment Plan

 To help take the bite out of making one large tax payment, the Town offers a tax payment installment plan to qualifying property owners. The installment plan allows greater flexibility of payments for property owners to avoid taxation arrears.  The plan allows taxpayers to make twelve equal monthly payments via automatic bank withdrawal on either the 15th of the month or at the end of the month.

 Additional details:

· The plan runs from January to December each year. The first six monthly automatic withdrawals are based on the previous year’s tax levy.

· When you receive your Taxation Notice in May, your automatic monthly withdrawals are adjusted in July to coincide with your Taxation Notice.

· If you need to cancel the tax installment plan, the Town Office requires two weeks notice prior to your next payment date.

· A $25 service charge is applied to any missed payments. If payments are missed or utilities are transferred to your tax account more than once in a calendar year, the tax installment payment plan agreement will be cancelled and any outstanding amounts will be due in full and subject to any applicable penalties.

· If you withdraw from the plan or your plan is cancelled, all unpaid taxes become due and payable and are subject to penalties.
 
For more information, please contact the Town Office.

For a copy of the tax installment plan authorization form click here.

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