Tax Instalment Payment Plan
Strathcona County offers a convenient plan that enables you to pay your property tax in 12 monthly payments (January - December) instead of one annual payment.
To enrol in the Tax Instalment Payment Plan (TIPP) your tax account must be paid in full.
- Your monthly payment will begin in January of each year
- Your monthly payment will be adjusted June 1 to take into account any change to the tax levy
- The current years taxes will be paid in full by December 31
If you sell your property you must notify us, in writing, at least 15 days prior to the next withdrawal date to arrange for cancellation of the plan. Failure to notify us may result in a fee to have the payment returned.
If you change your bank account you must notify us, in writing, at least 15 days prior to the next withdrawal date to provide the new bank account information. Failure to notify us may result in a fee to have the payment returned.
A service charge will be levied on any payment returned by your financial institution. A returned payment may result in termination from the plan.
If you withdraw or your plan is cancelled, all unpaid taxes become due and payable and are subject to penalties in accordance with the penalty bylaws.
Monthly payment calculation example:
Taxes for the previous year = $3,000
Monthly payment beginning January 1: $3,000 ÷ 12 months = $250.00
Total payment from January 1 to May 1: $250.00 x 5 months = $1250.00
The tax levy for the current year = $3,100
The taxes that remain to be paid from June 1 to December 1: $3,100 - $1,250.00 = $1,850.00
The monthly payment from June 1 to December 1: $1,850.00 ÷ 7 months = $264.29
The monthly payment will remain at $264.29 from January 1 to May 1 of the following year, and will be adjusted again on June 1 to take into account any change to the tax levy.