City of Calgary announces new tax bylaws to ease pandemic strain

Apr 7 2020, 10:34 am

The City of Calgary approved several measures on Monday to ease the strain on businesses and citizens facing looming tax deadlines.

While property tax bills will still be mailed by the end of May, the deadline for paying has been extended to September 30, with no late payment penalties.

Additionally, the Tax Installment Payment Plan has suspended the 2% filing fee for anyone who joined after January 1, and will continue to suspend it until January 2021.

“The combination of the global oil price collapse and the measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 are having an unprecedented impact on Calgarians. The City of Calgary is here for you,” said Mayor Naheed Nenshi in a press release.

“The actions council approved support citizens and businesses today, as we continue to analyze and consider additional measures for medium- and long-term recovery.”

This measure comes in addition to previously announced utility payment relief measures, and support for local businesses.