2016 Tax Information

2016 Tax Information

What should I do if I don't agree with my property assessment?

If you do not agree with the following information found on you Notice of Assessment or Tax Notice:

  • the description of the property
  • the name or mailing address of an assessed person or taxpayer,
  • an assessment amount, an assessment class, or sub-class,
  • the type of property,
  • the type of improvement,
  • school support, whether the property is assessable, whether the property is exempt from taxation.

Please contact your assessor as soon as possible before the final date of complaint shown on the front of your Notice.

Town of Onoway Assessor:  Grant Clark 1-888-419-2128

Final Date of Complaint:  July 12, 2016

TAXES DUE:  June 30, 2016

The assessor will review with you the contents of your Notice, including the assessed value, correct any errors without a complaint being filed and provide you with an explanation and/or comparison with other properties.

If you are still not satisfied with the assessors's explanation, you may file a written complaint with the Assessment Review Board.  Complaints may not be filed about the tax dollars or the mill rates.

 

Before you File A Complaint

Related Links

Is Your Property Assessment Fair and Accurate?

Guide to Property Assessment and Taxation in Alberta.

Filing a Property Assessment Complaint and Preparing for Your Hearing.

 

Filing An Assessment Complaint

How do I file a complaint?

If you wish to file a complaint, you must use the prescribed complaint form.

Assessment Review Board Complaint Form

A complaint must be filed with the required fee of $50.00, no later than the complaint deadline stated on the front of your Combined Notice of Assessment/Tax Notice.

Only an assessed person can file a complaint with the Assessment Review Board.  An agent or representative may file a complaint with a letter of authorization from the property owner.

Assessment Complaints Agent Authorization Form.

Your complaint must be sent to:

Town of Onoway Administration Office

Designated Officer, Wendy Wildman

Box 540

Onoway, AB  T0E 1V0

Phone:  780-967-5338

 

Related Links - Governing Legislation

Municipal Government Act (MGA)

MGA - Matters Relating to Assessment Complaints Regulation

 

I've filed a complaint;  do I still have to pay my taxes by the dealine?

Your are still required to pay your taxes by the deadline.  If your payment is not made by the due date, you will be charged the late penalties.  If an adjustment in the assessment is made, a credit/refund will be issued as soon as possible.

 

How do I withdraw my complaint?

Following filing your complaint with the Assessment Review Board, you may withdraw for whatever reason in the period of time leading up to the hearing date.  You will be required to withdraw your complaint in writing and it must be sent to:

Town of Onoway Administration Office

Designated Officer, Wendy Wildman

Box 540

Onoway, AB  T0E 1V0

Phone:  780-967-5338