Edmonton property tax deadline extended due to pandemic

May 20 2020, 8:35 pm

Property tax notices have been mailed out by the City, but this year, Edmontonians will have an extended timeline to make their payments. According to the city, the payment deadline is June 30, but late-payment penalties on unpaid taxes will not be charged until September 1.

“The changes apply to the education and municipal portions of the tax bill for residential and non-residential properties,” a release from the city said.

In addition, property owners enrolled in the City’s Monthly Payment Plan can request to reduce or delay their monthly payments until August 31.

“We understand some property owners have been financially affected by the pandemic and this is why we are offering some flexibility with the payment deadline,” explains Interim City Manager Adam Laughlin.

“But I ask all property owners who can pay their taxes on time to please do so, to support essential municipal services such as police, fire rescue, roadway maintenance, and public transit.”

According to the city, this year, just under $2.2 billion in property taxes will be collected by the City, $484 million of which is collected on behalf of the Government of Alberta to fund provincial education.

More information on property tax, including how to pay, can be found online.

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