Taxes

How it’s calculated

A mill rate is the rate used to determine individual taxes. Specifically, it is a rate per thousand dollars of assessment. For example, a mill rate of 10.75 would result in $10.75 in taxes on $1,000 of assessment.

Mill rates are broken down in various assessment categories. For example, the MD has different mill rates for farmland, residential and nonresidential assessment. Also, there are mill rates for each of the municipal requisitions. These requisition are: provincial education, pincher creek emergency services, and seniors housing.

Different sources of tax revenue

The MD collects tax revenue from a variety of different sources.

Education Taxes

Education taxes are not subject to control or review by the MD of Pincher Creek. Under provincial legislation the MD is required to administer and collect the education tax on behalf of the price for public and separate school boards.

Every year, after the province has decided the amount of revenue that is required for education purposes, the MD is given a requisition. Then the municipality is required by legislation to collect the revenue required to pay the requisition through the property assessment and tax system.

Your property assessment is used to calculate your share of the revenue required to pay the requisition for the MD. This part of your property tax bill is collected by the MD and then sent to the Alberta Government. It is not additional revenue for the MD.

All property owners, except property categorized under Machinery and Equipment and Wind and Water Power Generation, are required to pay education taxes including those without children in school and senior citizens.

For more information please visit: http://www.municipalaffairs.alberta.ca/education-property-tax-facts-and-information

What do you get for your taxes

Both Administration staff and Council are often asked by tax payers what they receive for their tax dollars. Below is a list, broken out by municipal department, of examples of services and programs that are solely funded by tax revenue.

Administration

Agriculture & Environmental Services

Bylaw Services

Community Services

Public Works/Operations

Address

If your mailing address has changed, please ensure to make the necessary changes at Land Titles.  MD policy states that the address that is filed with Land Titles is the address that is used for all mailings. MD staff cannot make these changes on your behalf, please fill out this form and send it to Land Titles.

Tax Installment Payment Plan

The TIPP program offers MD taxpayers the option of making manageable monthly payments to pay their annual property taxes. The 12 installments are automatically withdrawn from your bank account on the 5th of each month. The payments are adjusted in July of each year to account for the change in property tax owing after the issuance of the current year tax notice. Accounts that are signed up for the program are exempt from all payment penalties.

In order to sign up for the program, your account must be paid in full.  Application forms can be found at the Administration Building or click here.

Municipal District of Pincher Creek No. 9
Box 279
1037 Herron Avenue, Pincher Creek, AB T0K 1W0
Phone: 403-627-3130       Fax: 403-627-5070
Email: info@mdpinchercreek.ab.ca

Municipal District of Pincher Creek No. 9
Box 279
1037 Herron Avenue
Pincher Creek, AB T0K 1W0
Phone: 403-627-3130
Fax: 403-627-5070
Email: info@mdpinchercreek.ab.ca
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