Taxes & Assessment

Property Tax

Property Assessment and Tax Notice

An annual combined property assessment and tax notice is mailed out in May.  Taxes are due on by June 30th.   The combined tax notice covers the period of January 1st to December 31st.

This notice includes the assessed value of your property, the municipal taxes, the Alberta School Foundation requisition, and the Heart River Housing requisition.

 

Methods of Payment

The following methods of payment are available:

In person  – at the Town Office, Monday to Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm.  Cash or cheque only.

  • By mail – Town of Falher, P.O Box 155, Falher AB  T0H 1M0
  • Online or telephone banking – at most financial institutions
  • By Financial Institution – payment can be made at ATB Financial or Vision Credit Union
  • By your mortgage company – the property tax notice shows the name of your mortgage company. Your mortgage company will send the payment directly to the Town. If the mortgage company name does not appear on the notice and you believe it should, contact your mortgage company immediately.
  • By pre-authorized payment

Please allow adequate mailing time to avoid late payment penalties. Payments will be considered paid on time if received at the Town Office by 4:30 pm, postmarked by Canada Post, or processed by a financial institution on or before the due date.

 

Pre-authorized Tax Payment Plan

Pre-authorized tax payment plan is a monthly tax installment plan that allows taxpayers to make consecutive monthly tax payments rather than a single annual payment.

From January to May your monthly payments will be based on the previous year’s levy divided into 12 equal payments.  When current taxes are levied in May, your monthly payments will be revised to reflect any changes in your taxes.  A notice informing you of the revised monthly amount will be included with your combined property assessment and tax notice.

To enroll in the pre-authorized tax payment plan a pre-authorized tax payment form must be completed and mailed along with a “VOIDED” cheque to:

Town of Falher
PO Box 155
Falher, AB  T0H 1M0

Please note that all arrears must be paid in full to qualify for the monthly payment plan.

 

Tax Deadline

Taxes are due by June 30th of each year.  A penalty of 10% will be added on July 1st to all unpaid current taxes.  An additional penalty of 15% will be added on January 1st to all unpaid taxes.

If you are currently on a pre-authorized tax payment plan, your monthly payments will continue, full payment is not required by June 30th.


Assessment

Your property assessment is based on a number of variables, including lot and home size, market value on July 1st and physical condition on December 31st of the preceding year.

If you have questions or concerns about the assessed value of your property, contact:

Compass Assessment Consultants
10609 – 82 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T6A 3N2
Telephone:  1-800-251-9711

If, after talking to the assessor, you still disagree with the assessed value of your property, you may file a formal written complaint to the Assessment Review Board on or before the final date of complaint as shown on the combined property assessment and tax notice (60 days from the mailing date).

Municipal Affairs information booklets detailing the process are available through Municipal Affairs.

Compliant must be filed using the Government of Alberta Assessment Review Board Complaint Form.  If you choose to use an agent, an Agent Authorization Form must also be completed.  These forms are also available at the Town Office.

Mail your completed forms and filing fee of $75.00 to:

Clerk of the Assessment Review Board
Town of Falher
PO Box 155
Falher, AB  T0H 1M0

 

Forms

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Pre-authorized tax payment form
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Assessment Complaint Agent Authorization
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Withdrawal of Complaint
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Assessment Review Board Complaint