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Paying Your Taxes

 PROPERTY TAX PAYMENT INFORMATION


Payment will be accepted at any time (subject to penalties). All checks must be payable to the Town of Sylvan Lake.  Checks are conditionally paid until the checks are honored.  Penalties will apply for any dishonored payment and a $20.00 Admin fee will be applied.  Payments rendered with any conditions attached will not be accepted.  All payments will be applied first to arrears of taxes and secondly to current taxes.

Methods of Payment:

  1. By mail: to the Town of Sylvan Lake, 5012 48 Avenue, Sylvan Lake, AB T4S 1G6
  2. In person to the Town of Sylvan Lake, 5012 48 Ave, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday (except Statutory Holidays), by cash, debit card, checks , money order, Telephone or internet banking at most major financial institutions.
  3. Outside Drop Box at 5012 48 Avenue, Sylvan Lake, AB (bottom of stairs)
  4. Postdated checks dated on or before the due date indicated on the front of the notice.
  5. By telephone or internet banking at most major financial institutions

 
The effective date of payment, for payments mailed to the Town of Sylvan Lake, will be the date of the postmark of Canada Post.  If the postmark of Canada Post is absent or illegible, the effective date of payment will be the actual date of receipt by the Town of Sylvan Lake.  The imprint of a postage meter is not acceptable proof of the date of mailing.


Important Dates for Town of Sylvan Lake Tax Payers

 

Supplementary Assessment and Taxation Notices will be mailed in late November.

  • January 1 to December 31 - Your property tax bill covers the calendar year
  • May 31, 2017- Property Tax Notice mailing
  • July 31, 2017- Property Tax Notice payment due (or last business day)
  • Final Date of Complaint: 60 days from date of mailing of tax notices
  • August 1st, 2017 - 7% penalty is added to any unpaid current taxes
  • September 1st, 2017 - 7% penalty is added to any unpaid current taxes
  • January 1, 2018–  14% penalty on all outstanding taxes

 

 


 

Tax Installment Payment Plan (TIPP)

The Tax Installement Payment Plan ( TIPP) is a popular program which allows you to pay your property taxes on a monthly basis instead of one payment in July.  By participating in TIPPs you don't need to worry about the July 31 due date or late payment penalties. 

 

How does TIPP’s work?

Sign up to pay your taxes on the monthly payment plan any time prior to June 15th of the current year (unless the prior owner was on the monthly plan.) On the day you sign up, a payment must be made equal to the total payments that would have been made had you signed up at the beginning of the year.


If you pay through TIPPS you don't need to worry about the payment deadline or late payment penalties. Your taxes are spread over 12 months, starting the last day of January, with your account being paid in full after your December 31 installment. Any returned payments are subjected to a $20.00 admin fee and a separate payment must be made.

Your installment amount is calculated by dividing your most recent annual tax levy by 12. This amount is paid through automated withdrawals from your bank account the last day of each month.

When you receive your annual tax bill in May, your installment will be adjusted to reflect the actual tax levy for your June 30 payment, ensuring your account is paid in full by year end.

Last day to start TIPPS for the current year is June 15 each year (unless prior owner was on the monthly payment plan).

  • The TIPP payment is not transferable.
  • You must complete a new TIPP application for your new property. 
  • In the event you sell your property, you MUST notify the Town of Sylvan Lake  in writing 15 days prior to the next due date to arrange for cancellation of your next payment
  • (preauthorized withdraw form)
  • In the event you need to change your bank account, you MUST notify the Town of Sylvan Lake in writing 15 days prior to the next due date.
  • (bank account change form)

 

Your tax bill in May will show:

-The TIPP credit-to-date.

-The new installment amount for the remainder of the year.

  • The date we will start withdrawing the new installment amount.

At year-end:

TIPP automatically continues from year to year.

  • All installment amounts are reviewed in December.
  • If an adjustment is made to your installment amount, you will be notified.

 


 

For more information on paying your taxes or TIPP, please contact: 
Town of Sylvan Lake – Assessment and Taxation Services
Fax: 403-887-3660 or
Call direct line to Tax Department: 403-887-1185 ext: 230 
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