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Property Taxes

Property Taxes & Assessments
 
The Corporate & Financial Services Department is responsible for administering and maintaining property tax and assessment information, including the issuance of tax certificates. Annually, Council approves the Town of Athabasca’s operating and capital budgets. From the approved budget, the Town establishes a tax rate to be applied to property assessments. The 2019 Tax Rates were approved by Town of Athabasca Council on May 7th, 2019 (Bylaw 005-2020 Tax Rate Bylaw) Amendment to (Bylaw 009-2020)
 
An updated booklet Guide to Property Assessment and Taxation is available to individuals seeking general information about property assessment in Alberta.
 
Property Tax Payment
 
Property taxes are due June 30th of each year. Payments made after the due date are subject to penalty.
 
Payment may be made by cash, cheque or debit:
 
In person at the Town Office:  4705 – 49th Avenue, Athabasca, AB Monday to Friday during business hours (8:30 am to 4:30 pm),
 
By mail: 4705 – 49th Avenue, Athabasca, AB, T9S 1B7 and must be postmarked on or before June 30th to avoid penalty,
 
At most chartered banks, trust companies, credit unions or via telephone/internet banking, and through the Town of Athabasca Tax Installment Payment Plan.
 
The Tax installment (pre-authorized debit) program allows a taxpayer to spread the payments over the year (calendar year, January to December). The tax installment program may begin at any time and automatically withdrawal on either the 15th of the month or at the end of the month.
 
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.
 
If you are interested in joining our tax installment plan then please complete the TIPP form and return it to Town of Athabasca, 4705-49th Avenue, Athabasca, AB T9S 1B7.
 
Assessment Appeals
 
Taxpayers are given 60 days between receiving the assessment notice and the date complaints are due. Assessors are able to make changes to your assessment before you file an official complaint, potentially saving you the complaint filing fees. If you have questions, please use this time to speak to your Assessor first.
 
The Town of Athabasca’s Tax Assessor is Mr. Dan Kanuka, Municipal Assessment Services Group Inc., PO Box 3369, 10404-100 Avenue, Morinville, AB T8R 1S2, 780-939-3310 or email: dankanuka@shaw.ca
 
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.
 
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
 
Important Dates:
 
January 1: 12% penalty applied to all outstanding taxes
 
May: Tax and assessment notices sent out
 
June 30: Due date for payment of taxes
 
July 1: 4% penalty applied to current year outstanding taxes
 
October 1: Arrears letters sent to property owners & 8% penalty applied to current year outstanding taxes
 
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 please click here
 
To view the Brochure please click here
 
Tax Roll Assessment

To view the 2019 Assessment Roll click here
To view the 2018 Assessment Roll click here 
To view the 2017 Assessment Roll  click here
To view the 2016 Assessment Roll click here
To view the 2015 Assessment Roll click here
To view the 2014 Assessment Roll click here
To view the 2013 Assessment Roll click here