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  • A history of Edmonton property tax increases.

    Has anyone kept 10 or 20 years or more of property tax history on the same home?
    I'd love to see someone enter it here in two columns, with the year and the dollar amount.

    From there we could do all sorts of neat things. Calc. % increases. Show what councllors were in power, what the economy was like by year, show cause and effect using old budget headlines, etc.

    Is anything like that available online?

  • #2
    over the last 10 years my property tax has gone fro apx 100 a month to 150.

    No biggie.
    "Do you give people who already use transit a better service, or do you build it where they don't use it in the hopes they might start to use it?" Nenshi

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    • #3
      Originally posted by edmonton daily photo View Post
      over the last 10 years my property tax has gone fro apx 100 a month to 150.

      No biggie.
      Seems about right. That works out to 4.6% per year.

      "For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong"

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      • #4
        I'd like to see annual time series data.

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        • #5
          A tweet and email later I have this from the City.

          1989 5.50
          1990 5.50
          1991 6.50
          1992 4.50
          1993 0.00
          1994 0.00
          1995 0.00
          1996 0.00
          1997 6.00
          1998 5.00
          1999 4.00
          2000 2.30
          2001 2.80
          2002 2.40
          2003 4.90
          2004 5.30 1% for infrastructure borrowing + 4.3% for operations
          2005 4.60 includes 1% for infrastructure borrowing
          2006 3.20 includes 1% for infrastructure borrowing
          2007 4.95 includes 0.75% for infrastructure borrowing City partially used education tax room created by province
          2008 7.50
          2009 7.30 2.5% for total tax bill - includes 2% for Neighbourhood Infrastructure Renewal, Waste Services becomes a utility, not funded by taxes
          2010 5.00 includes 2% for Neighbourhood Infrastructure Renewal
          2011 3.85 includes 1.5% for Neighbourhood Infrastructure Renewal
          2012 5.35 includes 1.5% for Neighbourhood Infrastructure Renewal

          Regarding 2009: 7.3% was the approved rate increase, but due to a market value shift, taxes being shifted to Waste Utility fees and a one-time Waste Refund, the actual increase to the typical homeowner was 2.7%. 2.5% is the average across all classes (home, apartment, and commercial).

          "For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong"

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          • #6
            Thought it would be interesting to update this...

            2006 3.20
            2007 4.95
            2008 7.50
            2009 7.30
            2010 5.00
            2011 3.85
            2012 5.35
            2013 3.30
            2014 4.92
            2015 5.70

            Or a 51.07% increase over 10 years.
            Don't ever take investment advice from someone who is still working for a living!

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            • #7
              Waste was $26.59 for Single Family Residential in 2009 & is $37.34 for 2014, for Multi Family Residential it's gone from $17.29 to $24.27 a ~40% increase in 5 years.
              Giving less of a damn than ever… Can't laugh at the ignorant if you ignore them!

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              • #8
                Can't forget the separation of garbage fees from the tax bill. I don't recall what year that occurred. They however seem to be increasing at much higher rate.

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                • #9
                  2009, hence why I used that as the end point of my comparison. (also mentioned a few posts up)

                  They did the same thing with land drainage/storm sewers too.
                  Giving less of a damn than ever… Can't laugh at the ignorant if you ignore them!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Funk E-Town View Post
                    Thought it would be interesting to update this...

                    2006 3.20
                    2007 4.95
                    2008 7.50
                    2009 7.30
                    2010 5.00
                    2011 3.85
                    2012 5.35
                    2013 3.30
                    2014 4.92
                    2015 5.70

                    Or a 51.07% increase over 10 years.
                    My calculator says 64.41% increase over 10 years. Each increase makes the base on which the following year's increase is calculated higher. Similar to compound interest rather than simple interest.

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                    • #11
                      The CPI for Edmonton has averaged about 2.4% for the past 12 years. The tax increase has averaged 3.3% over the past 25. Considering the massive growth in the city I don't think it's unreasonable.
                      Any tax increases below the CPI are going to be paid for in the future (at a higher rate), which is why we are seeing increases of 5, 6, 7% nowadays.

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                      • #12
                        Id love to dig up my tax bills.

                        I bought a place in 2007 height of the boom @$368000

                        Watched my property tank in 5 years yet my p-tax went up considerably more the edmontons"average" house value was down to $250000 I just sold so can't speak for 2015 value but 2014 was $302 000.

                        I seen approx $750 in 7 years

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                        • #13
                          We're still about the middle of the pack for Metro Edmonton and growth needs to be paid for. I suspect CPI would be lower than the City's cost increases as it includes many things not relevant.

                          "For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong"

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                          • #14
                            It's not just property taxes that has increased. What about the taxes that have been transferred over to utility bills etc. If you factor all those smoke and mirror moves the taxes have gone up by a bigger percentage.
                            Gone............................and very quickly forgotten may I add.

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                            • #15
                              I just got my property tax bill. I've been paying property taxes every two weeks via online banking, but the bill was crazy high and does not seem to include all my payments I've made over the last year. Has anyone else had this problem?
                              The world is full of kings and queens, who blind your eyes then steal your dreams.
                              It's heaven and hell!

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