Gateway Gazette

Property Tax Relief Program continues to be available for 2014

HIGH RIVER, AB: The Town of High River, with support from the Government of Alberta, has announced that its Property Tax Relief Program will continue to support residential and commercial property owners who were still displaced from their homes for all or a portion of 2014 due to the 2013 flood.

“We are very pleased to be able to continue to offer this program to the community,” said Tom Maier, chief financial officer for the Town. “Property owners were deeply affected by the 2013 flood and this will provide some essential financial relief to help them rebuild.”

First established in January 2014, the Property Tax Relief Program has been available to property owners whose properties were severely damaged and could not be occupied for a period of longer than 90 days after June 20, 2013. It includes all property taxes including residential, non-residential, municipal, and education.

With the extension of this program, property owners who were still displaced from their homes for all or a portion of 2014 will continue to be eligible for 2014 property tax relief.

Applications for 2014 property tax relief will be accepted until Monday, Mar. 2, 2015. In order to comply for 2014 tax relief, all applicants must provide documentation that their property was uninhabitable. Statutory Declaration forms will not be accepted for 2014 applications.

Property owners who have not yet applied for property tax relief in 2013 have until September 30, 2014 to make an application.

Application forms and a 2014 Q & A are available at the Town office 309B Macleod Trail S.W. or online at www.highriver.ca under Residents >Tax and Assessment menu.

For more information on the Property Tax Relief Program, contact the Town of High River at 403.652.2110 or visit www.highriver.ca.

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