The 2023 Assessment and Tax Notices were mailed on June 16, 2023. Please note the date to pay taxes is July 31, 2023. The date for assessment appeals is August 25, 2023.
Assessments increased on average this year by 8.3% for residential. Note that this includes new growth of $610,000. Assessments increased by 3.3% for vacant lots.
The municipal portion of property taxes decreased by 0.3%. The education requisition increased by 12.3%. Overall, the taxes increased by 4.1%. Individual property taxes will vary by assessment.
Tax Payment Options:
Taxes are due July 31st each year. You can pay in one lump sum prior to July 31st, or pay monthly from January to December each year.
- Join the monthly direct debit tax payment program. Fill out this form, and e-mail it to our office.
- By cheque to the Summer Village Office.
Make cheques payable to: The Summer Village of Itaska Beach
Cheques may be post-dated, but must be dated no later than the due date.
- E-transfer to: firstname.lastname@example.org Please note, while paying by e-transfer, your bank may set limits on how much can be sent each day. If you need to make multiple payments, please ensure you have enough days available prior to the due date to pay your taxes in full.
- At ATB Financial; use your 5-digit Tax Roll number as your account number
For more information on the Education Property Tax, please visit their website: https://open.alberta.ca/dataset/education-property-tax-facts-and-information
Property assessment is the estimated market value of property, which is used to calculate the amount of taxes payable to the municipality.
Residential assessment values are based on market values as of July 1 of the previous year and reflect the physical condition and characteristics of the property as of December 31 of the previous year. All properties within the municipality are reassessed annually, using mass appraisal techniques. These assessed values are audited by the provincial government in order to ensure proper valuation practices have been followed.
For an overview of assessments and frequently asked questions, click here.
If you believe your own or any other assessment is unfair, you can go to:
The assessor will contact you as soon as he is able to review your assessment. Please note: most concerns are resolved before complaints reach the Assessment Review Board. If, after discussion with the assessor, you still do not agree with your assessment, please speak with the assessor about the assessment appeal process.
For a complaint to be heard by an Assessment Review Board, the complaint form must be completed and filed at the Summer Village Office along with the appropriate fee, as established by Council, no later than the deadline date (as will be indicated on your Assessment and Taxation Notice). If an Assessment Complaint is to be handled by an Agent, the Assessment Complaints Agent Authorization form must also be filed.
Assessment Appeal Fee: $50 for residential of 3 or fewer
A complaint against your assessed property value does not exempt you from paying taxes on time or late payment penalties. If a complaint is successful, the adjustment will be applied to the tax roll.
Local Improvement Levy
All cottages in Itaska must be connected to sewer. When the sewer line was installed in 1989, a levy was implemented for all home owners, which finished at the end of 2014.