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  • #16
    My taxes are paid automatically by direct debit every month. From January 1st to December 31 st. of any given tax year. The C of E adjusts the amount automatically taken from my account when they need to. I no longer have a mortgage so the money is collected by the C of E not a mortgage company.
    Not sure if you are paying your taxes manually or by automatic deductions. If you pay manually every two weeks and your tax assessment has gone up you may have to adjust your payments to pay your taxes in full by the end of the taxation year. The Tax Notice I got from the C of E has DO NOT PAY written write across it and also says it is for information only and not a request for payment. Mine went up about $27 extra per month so my automatic payment at the end of June and the months after will by up by $27.
    Gone............................and very quickly forgotten may I add.

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    • #17
      I've got the opposite problem. I'm ahead of schedule about 9 months vs the actual amount needed in my tax account w/ the bank & that's even taking into account this year's increase in mind.

      Broke $3500 this year on my primary residence between the unit & my stall.
      Giving less of a damn than ever… Can't laugh at the ignorant if you ignore them!

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      • #18
        January 2019 update: Edmonton Residential Mill Rates 1999-2018

        Here is a January 2019 update.
        I found the above data did not seem to add up, so I dug up all my Property Tax Assessments back to 1999 and recorded the mill rates for residential properties.


        YEAR Residential Mill Rate Residential Tax Rate (1/1000th) % Change from Previous Year
        1999 7.1842 0.0071842
        2000 7.2811 0.0072811 1.35%
        2001 7.0488 0.0070488 -3.19%
        2002 6.9906 0.0069906 -0.83%
        2003 6.2927 0.0062927 -9.98%
        2004 5.8429 0.0058429 -7.15%
        2005 5.8110 0.0058110 -0.55%
        2006 5.7484 0.0057484 -1.08%
        2007 5.2016 0.0052016 -9.51%
        2008 3.5394 0.0035394 -31.96%
        2009 3.9587 0.0039587 11.85%
        2010 4.7308 0.0047308 19.50%
        2011 4.6778 0.0046778 -1.12%
        2012 5.0126 0.0050126 7.16%
        2013 5.2854 0.0052854 5.44%
        2014 5.5383 0.0055383 4.78%
        2015 5.5434 0.0055434 0.09%
        2016 5.6427 0.0056427 1.79%
        2017 6.0066 0.0060066 6.45%
        2018 6.1982 0.0061982 3.19%
        2019 ? ? 3.9% ?

        I hope this can be of help to folks. The web does not have much reliable data on the Edmonton residential rates going back this far, for whatever reason.

        -Dav

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        • #19
          Update: Edmonton Property Taxes 1999-2019 (Residential)

          Hi,
          I was examining the data on this thread and it did not seem to be quite correct, so I did a little digging online to discover there is not much historical data for residential tax rates, nor is it easy to find. I decided to dig up all my paper tax assessments for nearly 20 years and use the actual data from those. Below is all the mill rate data used for residential property tax and a bit of math to determine the percent change between each year. Note, I did not include the Provincial Education amounts.

          YEAR Residential Mill Rate Residential Tax Rate (1/1000th) % Change from Previous Year
          1999 7.1842 0.0071842
          2000 7.2811 0.0072811 1.35%
          2001 7.0488 0.0070488 -3.19%
          2002 6.9906 0.0069906 -0.83%
          2003 6.2927 0.0062927 -9.98%
          2004 5.8429 0.0058429 -7.15%
          2005 5.8110 0.0058110 -0.55%
          2006 5.7484 0.0057484 -1.08%
          2007 5.2016 0.0052016 -9.51%
          2008 3.5394 0.0035394 -31.96%
          2009 3.9587 0.0039587 11.85%
          2010 4.7308 0.0047308 19.50%
          2011 4.6778 0.0046778 -1.12%
          2012 5.0126 0.0050126 7.16%
          2013 5.2854 0.0052854 5.44%
          2014 5.5383 0.0055383 4.78%
          2015 5.5434 0.0055434 0.09%
          2016 5.6427 0.0056427 1.79%
          2017 6.0066 0.0060066 6.45%
          2018 6.1982 0.0061982 3.19%
          2019 Proposed? 3.90%

          Please note that in the 2001 year, 7.2462 was the original mill rate and a "One-time tax reduction" of 0.1974 was subtracted to equal 7.0488.

          I hope this helps folks trying to determine what the historical increase have been. The data and accompanying graphs show that it hasn't been year-after-year increases, but it has been steadily increasing in the last 10 years. Given that the mill rate has not surpassed where it was in 2000, I would say that the real concern is the steady increases in the assessed value of our properties.

          Cheers,
          Dav

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          • #20
            Guest Opinion: Property tax rates in Calgary and Edmonton much higher for businesses than residents
            BY JOSEF FILIPOWICZ AND STEVE LAFLEUR
            ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED: NOV 21, 2019

            In the Calgary and Edmonton regions, which comprise 39 municipalities — home to more than half of all Albertans — business tax rates were 1.7 times higher (on average) than residential rates in 2018, but with significant variation depending on the municipality.

            For example, ... and St. Albert (Edmonton region), ...”

            ”Conversely, businesses tax rates in Calgary (3.1 times higher than residential) and Edmonton (2.5 times higher) were significantly higher.

            Although these ratios are based on the combined property tax rates levied by municipalities (to fund local services such as roads, sewers and policing) and the provincial government (to fund education), the gap between commercial and residential rates is driven ...”

            In Calgary, the municipal-only property tax rate on businesses was almost four times higher than municipal-only residential rates in 2018.

            In Edmonton, this rate was almost...”

            https://calgarysun.com/opinion/colum...than-residents



            Last edited by KC; 21-11-2019, 10:51 AM.

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            • #21
              ^^ And also keep in mind that some items such as drainage and waste collection are no longer being paid for by city taxes, they are now line items on your utility bill

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