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The Alberta government is reversing the increase to the education tax announced in the 2020 budget – this would save households $55 million and businesses $32 million a year. The government will defer its portion of six months worth of the education property tax on non-residential properties. The provincial portion of property taxes will now be due Dec. 31st.
Calgary – City Council has scheduled a special meeting on the evening of March 26th to discuss Property Tax deferrals.
Edmonton – Voted to eliminate the July 1, 2020 penalty for failure to pay current property taxes for both residential and non-residential owners and extended it by two months to Aug. 31. They have also canceled penalties on previous years’ taxes on residential and non-residential between July 1-Aug. 31.
The province is cutting the school tax in half for light- and major-industry property classes at a cost of $500 million. Vancouver – The City of Vancouver is allowing a 60 day grace period for all property tax payments. Taxes will be due Sept. 1st.
Winnipeg – The city is exploring if property taxes can be deferred for 90 days due to the COVID-19 pandemic as Winnipeg sets up business task force. Currently no change – Business and property taxes are due May 29th and June 30th.
Newfoundland/Labrador – The City of St. John’s says residents can hold off on paying their taxes and not face any interest until Aug. 31. Commercial tax bills for the second quarter are also being pushed back. The city said they will now be sent out in early June.
Municipalities permit Tax Payment Deferrals and Grace Periods:
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, certain municipalities have decided to implement tax relief measures to address the economic impact of this emergency situation.
Here are a few that we have been made aware of:
Montreal – The City of Montreal is postponing by a month this year’s second instalment in property taxes for both residential and commercial properties, the new deadline for property taxes is July 2nd.