Annual Property Taxes
All residents should receive their 2016 Property Tax Notices in the mail during the month of May. If you do not receive your notice, please contact the District office as soon as possible. The payment “due date” is the first business day in July. This means that all taxes must be paid and the Home Owner’s Grant (if applicable) must be claimed no later than 4:30 pm on that day in order to avoid the 10% penalty.
The District of Taylor accepts the following forms of payment: cash, cheque, Interac, Visa and MasterCard; Online bill payments through the following financial institutions: North Peace Savings and Credit Union, Scotiabank, BMO Bank of Montreal, and TD Canada Trust. Should you elect to pay online or at your financial institution, please allow sufficient time for your payment to be processed; if the District of Taylor does not receive you payment by 4:30 pm on the tax due date, the penalty will be applied.
If your financial institution is paying your taxes on your behalf, and if you are eligible for this grant, you still must complete the Home Owner Grant application form on the back of the tax notice and submit it to the District of Taylor municipal office (not to your lender) by the due date.
More information regarding eligibility for the Home Owner Grant can be found at this website: http://www.sbr.gov.bc.ca/individuals/property_taxes/home_owner_grant/hog.htm
If you have water and sewer parcel taxes on your tax notice, this means that you have available access to the municipal water and sewer systems. These parcel taxes are different than the water/sewer/garbage user fees that are billed near the beginning of the year.
Various taxes on the tax notice – such as School Taxes, Regional District, Regional Hospital, BC Assessment Authority, Police and Municipal Finance Authority taxes – are collected by the District of Taylor for other governments and agencies; they are not retained by the municipality.
If you have any questions, we are available to assist you Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 am.