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2015 Tax Information

2015 TAX ASSESSMENT NOTICES
Tax Assessment Notices for 2015 were mailed out to all property owners on March 5, 2015. Your assessed property value will be used to determine your property taxes; tax notices will be mailed in May, with tax payments due on July 15.

Any questions regarding your property assessment can be directed to Alice Lettner, Director of Finance & Administration, at 780-852-6511 or alettner@town.jasper.ab.ca.

Assessment Open House
Tuesday, April 14 from 4:00 to 6:00pm
Gallery Room at the Jasper Activity Centre

An assessor will be available to review your assessment, answer any questions and provide an explanation specific to your property.

If you still disagree with the assessed value of your property, you may appeal your assessment with the Intermunicipal Assessment Review Board. Complaint forms will be available from the municipal administration office (303 Pyramid Lake Road) and on this web page once they are available.

The deadline for appeals is May 4, 2015. 

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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