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2014 Tax Information

2014 TAX ASSESSMENT NOTICES
Tax Assessment Notices for 2014 have been mailed to all property owners. If you have any questions or concerns about your property assessment, contact Alice Lettner at 780-852-6511 or attend the annual Assessment Open House. An assessor can review your assessment in person and provide an explanation specific to your property.

Assessment Open House
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Gallery Meeting Room (Jasper Activity Centre)
4:00 to 6:00pm


If you still don't agree with the assessed value of your property, you may submit an Assessment Review Board complaint form, which can be obtained at the Administration Office (303 Pyramid Lake Road) or by following this link: 2014 Assessment Appeal Form

The deadline to appeal is May 12, 2014. Tax Notices will be mailed separately in May.

Please forward completed forms to:
Municipality of Jasper
Administration Office
Box 520,
Jasper, AB  T0E 1E0


Assessment Review Board Positions Available

The Municipality of Jasper is recruiting members for the Intermunicipal Assessment Review Board.

In collaboration with the Town of Hinton and the Town of Grande Cache, the Municipality of Jasper participates in the Intermunicipal Assessment Review Board to hear assessment appeals.

Board members serve for a five-year term and are provided with the appropriate training to fulfill their duties. Members are remunerated for meetings, and hear assessment reviews as required.

For more information or to apply for a board position, please contact:
Alice Lettner, Director of Finance & Administration
780-852-6511, alettner@town.jasper.ab.ca



Frequently Asked Questions

When are my taxes due?

Taxes are due no later than midnight on July 15 of every year. Beginning July 16, unpaid taxes are subject to penalty.

How does the Municipality determine how much to collect in taxes?
The Municipality is required by provincial law to collect Alberta Education Tax in the amount set by the provincial government. Each year, the Municipality contributes to the Evergreen Foundation to help provide seniors’ housing in our region.

How tax rates are calculated
Tax Rate = total taxes which must be collected divided by total assessed value of properties

Do residential and commercial taxpayers pay at the same rate?
No. For the Municipal and Evergreens portion of the taxes collected, Jasper has a commercial/residential tax split of 5.1 to 1. This means that if a residential taxpayer was paying $1.00 per $1000 of property value for municipal taxes, a commercial taxpayer would pay $5.10.

Commercial and residential education tax rates are also different. The Province of Alberta determines the commercial and residential rates for Alberta Education Tax.

Are in-town and out-of-town tax rates the same?
No. Out-of-town taxpayers pay municipal taxes only for the services provided outside the Town boundary by the Municipality of Jasper. These include contributions to Community and Family Services, Culture and Recreation, and the Jasper Library. Out-of-town tax rates for Alberta Education Tax and for the Evergreen’s Foundation contribution are the same as in-town rates.

How are assessments calculated?
Each year, Alberta municipalities are required by provincial law to retain an assessment firm to establish assessment values for taxation purposes.

What factors are used to calculate assessments?
  • Assessment values are established on the basis of:
  • Historical sales prices;
  • Income information (for commercial properties);
  • Improvements (additions or deletions to the property since the last assessment); and
  • Property zoning and use.
What do I do if I disagree with my property assessment?
If you disagree with the amount of your property assessment, you can appeal to the Assessment Review Board. An application for assessment appeal is enclosed with your tax notice, available on the municipal website (below) or can be picked up at the Municipality's Administration office.

Need more information?
For more information about your taxes and assessment, please contact the Municipality of Jasper, at 303 Pyramid Lake Road, Box 520, Jasper, Alberta T0E 1E0 or call 780-852-6509 or 780-852-6511.

 
 
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