All business and property owners have received their assessment notice last week, I want to remind everyone that this is an assessment, and not your final tax bill. Please review it, and if you find that is not correct, or you want clarifications on your assessment, contact the City!
The deadline to have your assessment reviewed is March 6, 2017. Do not delay in doing this. If you need any help with this issue, contact my office at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 403.268.3727
The information you need to know is:
- All Calgary property and business owners should have received their assessment notice by now. We encourage everyone to carefully review their assessment and ensure that all the information is accurate.
- The 2017 property assessments are based on the market value of property on July 1, 2016 and its physical condition as of Dec. 31, 2016. The 2017 business assessments are based on the typical net annual rental value of the business premises on July 1, 2016.
- Tools are available to help property and business owners understand their assessment, review all the details we have on record that contributed to their assessment, and calculate their estimated 2017 taxes (Calgary.ca/revenueneutral). All of this information is available by logging into Assessment Search at Calgary.ca/assessment. Instructions on how to set up an account are available on Assessment Search.
- After reviewing their assessment details, if customers have any questions, they should contact Assessment at 403-268-2888 during the Customer Review Period (on now until March 6, 2017) to speak with an assessor. It’s a free call and once the assessor reviews the details on record, if anything needs to be changed, Assessment will do so and send the customer an amended assessment. Changes will only be considered if received during the Customer Review Period.
- If customers are still not satisfied that their assessment is a reflection of market value/typical net annual rental value on July 1 of last year, they may file a formal complaint with the Assessment Review Board. There is a fee to file a complaint. Note: customers can only appeal their assessment, not their taxes.