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INFORMATION ON PROPERTY TAXES, ASSESSMENT APPEAL, ADDRESS CHANGE, NAME CHANGE & PAYMENT OPTIONS.

PROPERTY TAXES

The tax amount on your Combined Tax & Property Assessment Notice is for taxes levied from January to December of the current year. The assessment is based on assessments as of December 31st of the prior year.  The Town of Wembley Tax Notice & Property Assessment is mailed in mid-May and due by July 29th. For 2022 property taxes, if payment of 2022 taxes is not received by July 29th,2022

NEW Bylaw 751: PART II – PENALTIES:

3.            a.            That all Current Taxes that remain unpaid as at 12:00 p.m. (midnight) on July 31 of that current Tax Year shall be subject to a penalty of six percent (6%).

b.            That all Current Taxes that remain unpaid as at 12:00 p.m. (midnight) on November 30th of that current Tax Year shall be subject to an additional penalty of twelve percent (12%).

c.             That all Taxes that remain unpaid as at 12:00 p.m. (midnight) on July 31st of each year subsequent to the Tax Year in which the Taxes were imposed shall be subject to an additional penalty of six percent (6%) in each year until paid.

d.            That all Taxes that remain unpaid as at 12:00 p.m. (midnight) on November 30th of each year subsequent to the Tax Year in which the Taxes were imposed shall be subject to an additional penalty of twelve percent (12%) in each year until paid.

e.            If any date specified in this section as a penalty date falls on other than a normal day of business for the Town, then the penalty date shall be deemed to be the next normal business day.

 

Town of Wembley property taxes consist of municipal and education taxes and local improvement charges. The Town is required to collect school requisitions on behalf of the Province and the Separate School Board.


2022 Tax Levy

RESIDENTIAL

PUBLIC

SEPARATE

General Municipal

9.7007 mills

9.7007 mills

Schools

2.7643 mills

2.7643 mills

Grande Spirit Housing Foundation 

0.0500 mills

0.0500 mills

Total Rate

12.5150 mills

12.5150 mills

 

COMMERCIAL

PUBLIC

SEPARATE

General Municipal

16.1996 mills

16.1996 mills

Schools

3.8375 mills

3.8375 mills

Grande Spirit Housing Foundation 

0.0500 mills

0.0500 mills

Total Rate

20.0871 mills

20.0871 mills

Designated Industrial (DI) Property tax rate: 0.07660 mills

 

ASSESSMENT APPEALS   (Deadline July 24th, 2022)

Complaints & Appeals

The Government of Alberta introduced a single system of assessment complaints for the entire province starting in January 2010. This means the complaint process has changed because of amendments to the Municipal Government Act, R.S.A. 2000, c. M-26 and Matters Relating to Assessment Complaints Regulation, 2018 AR 201/2017.

Assessment Review Board (County of Grande Prairie No.1) 

Assessment Review Boards hear complaints on assessments to ensure that assessments are fair and equitable in relation to assessments on other, similar properties in the municipality. The Board then directs any necessary amendments to be made to the assessment roll.

A Local Assessment Review Board (LARB) has been created to hear matters that are shown on an assessment notice for residential property with 3 or fewer dwelling units, farmland, or non-assessment matters, such as local improvement taxes and business tax. The Local Assessment Review Board (LARB) is composed of trained local members that are appointed by Council.

A Composite Assessment Review Board (CARB) has been created to hear all other matters. The Composite Assessment Review Board (CARB) is composed of two trained local members and one provincially approved member who will be the presiding officer.

There is now a 60-day time-period between the assessment notice date and the date complaints are due (Deadline: July 24, 2022). If you believe that your assessment is unfair or contains an error, you are encouraged to contact one of your local assessors prior to filing your complaint. Assessors may be able to adjust your assessment based upon additional information before a complaint is filed. If you and your assessor cannot come to a reasonable agreement the next step then becomes filing a Complaint/Appeal to the Clerk of the Assessment Review Board, using the forms set out by Municipal Affairs. The forms and information needed to place a complaint can be obtained from either the County of Grande Prairie Administration Building or by downloading them from the Municipal Affairs Website.

Any fees associated with appeals are as follows:

  • Residential and Farmland appeals $50 per account/Non-Residential appeals $650 per account.

 

Contact Info: Assessment Department Phone: 780-513-3952www.countygp.ab.ca/ (under Assessment Appeal).

 

ADDRESS CHANGES & NAME CHANGES

All land ownership changes, and name changes are updated to our tax roll based solely on information provided by Alberta Land Titles. Address changes in our tax system will be made at the owner's request, but all name changes must be made through Alberta Land Titles. If you require a name change, please contact Alberta Land Titles at 780-427-2742. Address updates please send information to town office by mail or email info@wembley.ca

 

PAYMENT OPTIONS

  1. Pre-Authorized Tax Payments (2022)  – Tax Installment Payment Plan (aka TIPP)

The Town of Wembley offers its residents a pre-authorized tax payment plan, which is an easy way to pay property taxes. (All prior arrears taxes must be paid for eligibility in the plan). A few facts about the pre-payment plan are as follows:

  • Simplify payment of taxes by budgeting 12 installments from January to December; payment is based on the previous year actual taxes;
  • No worry about paying all taxes within 60+days of the mailing of tax notices.
  • Tax Installment Pre-Authorization Form on website www.wembley.ca  This form can be filled out and brought in or emailed to the town office with your Void Cheque or Direct Deposit information. Email: info@wembley.ca
  • In Person 

Payment can be made in person at the Town of Wembley office at 9940-101 Street, Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m. (closed noon hour). Cash, Debit Card, Credit Card, and Cheque are all excepted at the Town office.

  1. Mail

Cheque, Draft Cheque or Money Orders can be sent to:

Payable to: Town of Wembley

PO Box 89, Wembley, AB T0H3S0

  1. Telephone & Internet Banking

Offered through CIBC, BMO, ATB, RBC, Bank of Nova Scotia, TD Canada Trust, and Central 1 Credit Union. Add your Roll number as a bill payment (account number ex. 211.22 input as 21122).

  1. Online Credit Card Option

PaySimply.ca Now Available! The simpler way to pay property taxes with your credit card.

Pay property taxes online. A convenience fee applies to cover payment handling and processing charges.

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Just follow these simple steps:

1. For property tax payments type paysimply.online/[municipality name][taxes] in your browser.

2. Enter your information in the Account Details page.

3. Select your payment method and enter your payment information.

4. Once payment has been successfully processed, you will receive a receipt via email.

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For further information on the above, please contact the Town Office at (780)766-2269.