Property taxes

The City of Vernon is issuing property tax notices to homeowners on Thursday, May 26, 2022. Taxes are due July 4. (File photo)

Vernon property tax notices to be mailed out next week

Homeowners have until 4:30 p.m. on July 4 to pay their property taxes, apply for Home Owner Grant

 

A Spallumcheen resident on Round Lake Road will be compensated roughly $350,000 by the township after his home was sold in a tax sale without notice, according to a B.C. Supreme Court decision on May 6, 2022. (Google Street View)

Procedures have been reformed, Spallumcheen officials say after costly Supreme Court decision

The township was ordered to pay a resident $350K for selling his land in a tax sale without notifying him

 

City of Vernon residents can help the city plan its 2023 budget. (www.SeniorLiving.Org)

Public asked to partake in Vernon budget survey

Online survey asks questions that will help the city plan its 2023 budget

 

Victoria council, meeting as committee of the whole, will consider a motion on a voluntary reconciliation tax. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C.’s capital considering voluntary Indigenous reconciliation tax for property owners

Under Victoria proposal, city taxpayers would have option to add contribution to area First Nations

Victoria council, meeting as committee of the whole, will consider a motion on a voluntary reconciliation tax. (Black Press Media file photo)
Lake Country Council is meeting over the Okanagan Regional Library's decision to move from the District Hall to some soon-to-be vacant portables. (David Venn - Calendar Staff)

Average Lake Country homeowner paying $111 more in taxes

Tax increase of 5.88 per cent adopted by council

Lake Country Council is meeting over the Okanagan Regional Library's decision to move from the District Hall to some soon-to-be vacant portables. (David Venn - Calendar Staff)
City of Armstrong residents will likely be facing a five per cent tax hike in 2022. (Morning Star - file photo)

Tax hike for Armstrong residents

A five per cent hike for 2022 to help with infrastructure and operational costs is expected to pass Monday, Jan. 17

City of Armstrong residents will likely be facing a five per cent tax hike in 2022. (Morning Star - file photo)
The Barclay House on Victoria Road South in Summerland is the oldest continuously inhabited home in Summerland. This year, homes across the province saw a dramatic increase in their assessment values. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

EDITORIAL: The impact of rising assessment values

Higher housing assessment figures do not necessarily mean a corresponding tax increase

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The Barclay House on Victoria Road South in Summerland is the oldest continuously inhabited home in Summerland. This year, homes across the province saw a dramatic increase in their assessment values. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Most property assessments in Salmon Arm for single family homes jump by more than 30 per cent. (File photo)

Most Salmon Arm properties see 2022 assessment jump more than 30 per cent

BC Assessment notes top-priced single family home in Salmon Arm is valued at 2,528,000

Most property assessments in Salmon Arm for single family homes jump by more than 30 per cent. (File photo)
This residence is known as Bison Lodge. (BC Assessment photo)

The 10 most valuable homes in Revelstoke for 2021

Revelstoke is home to 11 of the top 50 most valuable properties in the Kootenay-Columbia region

This residence is known as Bison Lodge. (BC Assessment photo)
The district of Lake Country is proposing a 4.85 per cent tax hike for 2022. (District photo)

Road maintenance drives Lake Country tax hike

4.85% proposed increase considered

The district of Lake Country is proposing a 4.85 per cent tax hike for 2022. (District photo)
This home at 2357 Cornwall Drive was sold by the city for $150,000 at auction. It was assessed at $420,000. BC Ombudsperson filed a report saying the city failed to help a vulnerable person and sold her home over not paying $10,000 property tax. (Logan Lockhart Western News)

Update: Penticton to pay $140K to vulnerable woman who lost home over unpaid taxes

Mayor offers apology to woman who lost her home to the city after not paying $10K in taxes

This home at 2357 Cornwall Drive was sold by the city for $150,000 at auction. It was assessed at $420,000. BC Ombudsperson filed a report saying the city failed to help a vulnerable person and sold her home over not paying $10,000 property tax. (Logan Lockhart Western News)
City of Penticton is being called out for evicting and selling a vulnerable woman’s home at auction for not paying $10,000 in property taxes. (File photo)

Penticton should repay vulnerable woman after home sold to pay property tax: B.C. Ombudsperson

The City of Penticton sold the home after the woman was unable to pay $10,000 in taxes

City of Penticton is being called out for evicting and selling a vulnerable woman’s home at auction for not paying $10,000 in property taxes. (File photo)
Vernon council has been given three options of between 5.31 per cent and eight per cent for taxation increases to ponder for 2022. (File photo)

Eight per cent tax hike considered by Vernon council

Increases of between 5.31 per cent and eight per cent will be discussed by council at end of the month

Vernon council has been given three options of between 5.31 per cent and eight per cent for taxation increases to ponder for 2022. (File photo)
The City of Vernon is reminding residents that property tax notices are due July 2 at 4:30 p.m. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star file)

Vernon property tax notices deadline approaching

Residents have until 4:30 p.m. Friday, July 2 to pay taxes

The City of Vernon is reminding residents that property tax notices are due July 2 at 4:30 p.m. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star file)
The District of Coldstream is expected to give first two readings to its five-year financial plan bylaw at its regular meeting Monday, March 8. The plan includes a proposed 1.4 per cent tax hike for residents(Morning Star file photo)

Coldstream proposes small tax hike

Five-year financial plan to be presented at meeting includes 1.4 per cent hike for 2021

The District of Coldstream is expected to give first two readings to its five-year financial plan bylaw at its regular meeting Monday, March 8. The plan includes a proposed 1.4 per cent tax hike for residents(Morning Star file photo)
A real estate sold sign hangs in front of a Canadian property Friday, Nov. 4, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

W-shaped recovery would be ‘very severe’ without government assistance: CMHC

The corporation says the COVID-19 pandemic could trigger nearly 50 per cent drop in housing prices

A real estate sold sign hangs in front of a Canadian property Friday, Nov. 4, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy
Lake Country taxpayers could be on the hook for a 3.49 per cent tax increase in 2021. (Brendan Shykora - Calendar staff)

Lake Country considers 3.49 per cent tax increase

Parks, police and CPI make up majority of hike

Lake Country taxpayers could be on the hook for a 3.49 per cent tax increase in 2021. (Brendan Shykora - Calendar staff)
Vernon property tax deadline nears

Vernon property tax deadline nears

Sept. 30 is the deadline to pay without penalty

Vernon property tax deadline nears
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LETTER: Questions raised about Summerland property taxes

Dear Editor: By now property owners in Summerland will have received their…

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A light outside City Hall in Vernon will indicate when it’s time to enter the building for utility customers and other service seekers amid COVID-19. (City of Vernon)

City of Vernon shifts COVID-19 grant to residential taxpayers

Provincial, feds announce measures to support businesses, city moves one-time grant to support residents

A light outside City Hall in Vernon will indicate when it’s time to enter the building for utility customers and other service seekers amid COVID-19. (City of Vernon)