Property Tax FAQ
When is my Assessment Notice and Tax Notice mailed to me?
How do I change the mailing address for my property tax account?
Address changes must be made in writing by the property owner and signed.
When are my taxes due?
Your taxes are due on the last working day of July for that Taxation year. For your convenience, you can pay your taxes earlier by providing the Town of Sylvan Lake with a post-dated cheque or by joining the Monthly Payment Plan. You can also make payments by telephone or internet banking at most major financial institutions, though please be aware of their posting dates for the payments in regards to the due date.
Can I pay my taxes monthly?
Yes. Our monthly preauthorized payment plan allows you to pay monthly without the hassle of cheque writing, waiting in payment line-ups, or making arrangements for payment while you are away. Payments are withdrawn from your bank account on the last business day of each month beginning January of the taxation year. The amount may increase/decrease on June 30th to the amount shown on the annual Property Tax Notice.
Can I sign up for the monthly payment plan at any time during the year?
January-June 15th for Current Year taxes. You can sign up until June 15th of the current year unless the prior owner of the property was on the monthly payment plan. A payment will be needed for January to the month that you enroll to catch up on all payments that would have been made. After June 15th you can sign up for the monthly payment plan for the following year. You will need to pay your current year’s taxes in full prior to the deadline of July 31st.
If I am on the monthly payment plan and I receive a Supplementary Tax Notice. Is this new tax amount included in the monthly payment amount?
No, Your original amount is based on the current annual tax levy. If you would like to have this amount included, you need to contact the assessment and taxation services department to discuss this, allowing time to include the Supplementary amount.
Why am I required to pay my taxes five months ahead of the end of the calendar year?
Property taxes in Alberta are based on the calendar year. When you make your payment at the end of July, you are paying your taxes for the previous seven months and the next five months.
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