Check your mail: property tax notices are on the way

(Fort McMurray, AB – May 20, 2022) – The Municipality sent approximately 35,000 property tax notices on May 18, 2022. Homeowners should expect their 2022 property tax notices to arrive soon.

It is the owners’ responsibility to contact the municipality if they do not receive their notice. Late payment penalties will be applied to any unpaid balance of property taxes after Thursday, June 30, 2022.

There are several convenient payment options, such as the monthly installment payment plan. If you are not paying through your bank, in-person and mail payment options are also available. Read more about these options on the RMWB website.

Looking for more information on tax rates, reviews, payment options or something else? Please visit rmwb.ca/propertytaxes or contact Pulse at 780-743-7000 or toll free at 1-800-973-9663. We are here to help you.

Didn’t receive a review?

Owners who purchased in 2022 may not receive notices due to delays in land title registration. There may also be other reasons why you are not receiving reviews.

If you do not receive your tax notice by May 31, 2022, please call Pulse.

Tax Rates Regulations 2022

On April 26, Council approved the 2022 Tax Rates By-law. It includes a 7% increase in urban and rural residential property tax rates. For most homeowners, this will represent a slight increase in their tax bills. The Tax Rate Regulation establishes the tax rates for different classes of property and is necessary to maintain the programs and services described in the operating budget and for the completion of work in the capital budgets.

Residential property tax rates in the municipality continue to be among the lowest in Alberta. Overall, property taxes are reduced by $4 million, a decrease of 0.84% ​​from 2021. Since 2016, property tax revenues have decreased by a total of $326 million.

Small Business Rural Non-Residential Property Sub-Category

A sub-category of rural non-residential small business properties is again included in the Council-approved 2022 tax rate regulation. business owners which apply and who meet the criteria set out in the provincial regulation will receive a 25% reduction in the municipal rural non-residential tax rate.

Provincial school tax

The municipality collects the provincial school tax on behalf of the province. Education funding continues to make up the largest portion of a residential tax bill. The Municipality has no control over the amount of the provincial school tax.

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