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Property Taxes

Property Taxes

Town of Crossfield municipal taxes are calculated from January to December of each year.  

Tax amounts are based on the assessed value of your property and the tax mill rate. The Taxation Bylaw is decided by Town Council each year based on budget requirements for the current year.  2016 Tax Mill Rates are listed below;

Residential

7.32026

Non- Residential

10.19886

Vacant

16.96988

Farmland

16.96988

2016 Taxes are due July 29, 2016

 

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Property Assessment and Tax Notice

 

A combined Property assessment and Tax notice will be mailed to each property owner within the Town of Crossfield during the month of May.

It is the owner's responsibility to keep all contact information current with the Town of Crossfield, to ensure all information is received and to avoid late penalties.

The combined notice will give you information on your assessed value of your home as well as the rate of taxes due.    Should you disagree with your assessed value or have questions regarding your assessment, you may wish to contact the Town's Assessor at Wild Rose Assessments.

File a Complaint

 

The Complaint process is defined in the Municipal Government Act and associated regulations.

To submit a valid complaint you must present a completed complaint formand any supporting attachments, the agent authorization form, and the prescribed filing fee of $50.00, to the address shown on the assessment notice prior to the deadline indicated on the notice. 

Complaints must be filed within 60 days of the mailing date shown on the Property Assessment & Tax Notice.

Complaints can only be filed against the assessment, not the taxes or tax rates.

Should you have questions or wish to speak to the Town Assessor, please contact Wild Rose Assessments.

 Important Dates

 

May 4, 2016

Assessment & Tax Notices are mailed out

July 3, 2016

Deadline to file complaint on property assessment

July 29, 2016

2016 Taxes are due

August 1, 2016

Penalty of 10% applied to outstanding balance of the current taxes

November 1, 2016

Penalty of 7% applied to outstanding balance of the current taxes

January 1, 2017

Penalty of 18% applied to entire outstanding balance of taxes

 

Please note, it is the property owner's responsibility to notify the Town of Crossfield of any address changes.

 

 Payment Options

 

Taxes are due in full on or before July 29, 2016.  Late payments will result in penalties being applied.  We accept payments in person, drop box, mail, direct deposit, interac, Visa and Mastercard.  Please note there will be  a service charge added to any credit card payments.

We also offer the Tax Installment Payment Plan (TIPP) option that allows you to make monthly payments throughout the year without any penalties being applied.

If you have any questions regarding payment options, please contact the Town Administration Office at 403-946-5565.

 Tax Installment Payment Plan

 

The Town of Crossfield offers the Tax Installment Payment Plan.  This program allows you to make monthly payments and avoid late payment penalties on your taxes.

To join this program your tax balance must be at a zero balance at the beginning of the tax year. Monthly payments will be made by preauthorized payments from your bank. The payments are calculated by the previous year tax amount and divided by 12 equal installments.

If you wish to join the TIPPS program, please do so before March 15.  Please contact Town Administration Office for more information.

 

 

 

 Request a Tax Certificate

Tax Certificates are available upon request. The fee for a Tax certificate is $41.00. Please forward request to Town Administration Office or fax to 403-946-4523. Payments accepted include; cash, cheque, debit, Visa or Mastercard.*

*Payments made with Credit cards are subject to service fees.