What is the tax rate bylaw?
Each spring, Leduc County council sets the property tax rate by way of a tax rate bylaw. This tax rate is then used to determine the amount of tax each property owner must pay. Property taxes are calculated by multiplying the assessed value of your property, as indicated on your assessment notice, by the tax rate.
How is the property tax rate set?
Council approves Leduc County's interim operating budget in late fall each year. As part of this process, council considers the revenue sources available to cover expenditures. The revenue expected from provincial grants, utility revenues, and user fees are subtracted from the total expected expenditures to determine the property tax amount required for that year.
What is the difference between municipal and provincial property tax?
Leduc County collects municipal property tax to pay for services, facilities and projects in the county. This includes everything from fire and enforcement services to snow clearing, street sweeping and community support services. Each year, the province sets an education property tax rate. These funds are collected by the county for the Government of Alberta to fund schools across the province. Leduc County council cannot change the education rates set by the province.
When will I receive my tax notice?
Tax notices are mailed out by the end of May each year.
When are property taxes due?
Tax payments are due by the last day of June each year.
Will I be mailed a payment receipt?
No, payment receipts will be mailed upon request.
Is there a penalty for not paying my taxes on time?
With the exception of taxes paid under the tax instalment payment plan, unpaid taxes are subject to the following late payment penalties:
- July 1: six per cent on all current taxes
- November 1: six per cent on all current and arrears of taxes
- March 1: six per cent on all arrears of taxes
Property owners will receive a penalty tax reminder notice one month prior to each late payment penalty deadline.
Can I set up a payment plan to pay my property taxes?
Leduc County offers a tax instalment payment plan to assist county taxpayers to better budget for property taxes.
How can I obtain a property tax certificate?
Property owners can request a property tax certificate by faxing the request to 780-955-3444. A service fee, as detailed in Leduc County's Fees and Charges Bylaw, is billed to the applicant and the property tax certificate is typically provided within two business days.