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Calgary homeowners are beginning to receive their 2024 property tax bills, with around 570,000 residential and non-residential properties set to receive their bills in the coming weeks. Those who do not receive their tax bill by the end of the week are advised to contact 311 for assistance. Property owners have until June 28 to pay their property tax, failure to do so will result in a seven per cent penalty being applied on July 1. However, this deadline does not apply to those who pay their taxes monthly through the city’s Tax Instalment Payment Plan.

The funds collected through property taxes are split between the Alberta government and the City of Calgary. Property taxes are an important source of revenue for the city, funding essential services and infrastructure. Homeowners are encouraged to pay their taxes on time to avoid penalties and help support their community. By paying their property taxes, residents are contributing to the maintenance and improvement of the city’s amenities such as parks, roads, and utilities.

For many homeowners, receiving their property tax bill can be a stressful time, especially if they are struggling financially. The City of Calgary offers programs such as tax relief for seniors and low-income homeowners to assist those who may have difficulty paying their property taxes. Homeowners are encouraged to explore these options if they are facing financial hardship.

Property owners are reminded to update their contact information with the city to ensure they receive important notifications and bills on time. Keeping their information current will help prevent any delays or issues with their property tax payments. Homeowners can update their information online or by contacting the city directly. It is important for property owners to stay informed and up to date to avoid any potential penalties or issues with their property taxes.

In addition to property taxes, homeowners are also reminded of other expenses they may need to budget for, such as utility bills, insurance, and maintenance costs. Planning ahead and budgeting for these expenses can help homeowners manage their finances more effectively and avoid any unexpected financial burdens. By taking a proactive approach to their finances, homeowners can better prepare for future expenses and ensure they are able to afford their property taxes and other bills.

Overall, the City of Calgary is working to ensure that property owners receive their tax bills in a timely manner and have the resources they need to make their payments. By paying their property taxes on time, homeowners can support the city’s essential services and contribute to the well-being of their community. Homeowners are encouraged to reach out to the city if they have any questions or concerns regarding their property taxes, and to take advantage of available programs and resources to assist with payment if needed.

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