TAXATION & ASSESSMENT INFORMATION

Tax Notices
Combined Tax and Assessment Notices are mailed May 13th.  Taxes are due on June 30th of each year.  An 18% penalty is applied to the unpaid current year taxes on July 1st of each year and an 18% penalty is applied to the total arrears on January 1st of each year.

Has Your Mailing Address Changed?
Please inform the Administration Office if your mailing address has changed to ensure you receive your mail from the Summer Village 587-873-5765.  You should also notify Alberta Land Titles of the change - 780-427-2742.

Taxes can be paid on-line at the following financial institutions:
-ATB Financial
-BMO
-CIBC
-Credit Union
-PC Financial
-Scotia Bank
-TD Canada Trust

Payments can also be mailed to:  Box 8, Alberta Beach, AB  T0E 0A0 -
Please ensure cheques are made payable to the "Summer Village of Southview".  Envelopes must be postmarked on or before the tax due date.

Payments can be dropped off at the Municipal Office at 4808-51 Street, Onoway, AB.  There is an after-hours drop-off slot available.

Monthly Tax Payment Plan
Take advantage of the Tax Payment Plan. By making equal monthly installments, you will avoid penalties and the need for a large lump-sum payment. Contact the office for more information at 587-873-5765. 

Minimum Municipal Tax
This year, Council adopted a minimum tax levy as approved in the 2017 Tax Rate Bylaw and in accordance with section 357(1) of the Municipal Government Act.  The Minimum Municipal Tax levy on all improved and vacant residential properties for 2017 is $975.00 which has been budgeted to collect $30,773.12.  All properties with an assessment less than $134,230 are subject to the minimum municipal tax upcharge.

Example:
Property with Assessed Value of $200,000 
2017 Municipal Mill Rate   7.263667
Municipal Levy Calculation   200,000 x 7.263667/1000 = $1,452.73
No Minimum Tax Upcharge (municipal levy > $975.00)
Total Municipal Taxes Payable    $1,452.73
Property with Assessed Value of $125,000
2017 Municipal Mill Rate  7.263667
Municipal Levy Calculation   125,000 x 7.263667/1000 = $907.96
Add Minimum Tax Upcharge    $67.04
Total Municipal Taxes Payable    $975.00

Minimum tax levies were approved this year in order to assist in a more cost-effective and efficient distribution of municipal expenses to each property owner.  The same municipal services are provided to each property within the Summer Village regardless of the assessed value of the property, therefore, implementing a minimum tax helps to equitably allocate the cost of all services required to maintain and sustain the municipality.  While the vacant properties will see the largest tax increases this year due to the minimum tax payable, the intention of this is to encourage the development of these properties throughout the municipality.

Education Property Tax Assisstance for Seniors and Senior Property Tax Deferral Program
Please contact the Alberta Seniors Information Line at 1-877-644-9992 for more detailed information on how you may qualify for the above programs. 
Websites:  http://www.health.alberta.ca/seniors/property-tax-assistance.html
                http://www.health.alberta.ca/seniors/property-tax-deferral.html

Assessment Process
Property assessment is the process of estimating the market value of your property for municipal & education taxation purposes. Assessment is simply a distribution mechanism. The property taxes that you pay are calculated in proportion to the value of the real estate you own. A qualified assessor prepares annual assessments for all property within South View.  The assessor is dedicated to providing a fair & accurate assessment for South View taxpayers.  The assessor can be contacted at 780-939-3310 - Dan Kanuka.

Market Value
Market value is the valuation standard set by provincial legislation & is the basis for property valuation across Alberta. Market value is the probable price your property could sell for in a competitive & open market, as of a given date. Market value is recognized as the most understandable, transparent & objective measure of a property's worth. The market value as shown on your 2017 Assessment & Taxation notice is based on a legislated valuation date of July 1st of the prior year & reflects the physical condition of your property as of Dec 31st of the prior year.

How are Market Value Assessments Prepared
Market value assessments are prepared using mass appraisal. This is the process of valuing a group of properties at a given date, using standard methods and allowing for statistical testing. For residential property, assessors compile, review & analyze information from all legitimate real estate sale transactions that have occurred in South View over the 12-month period prior to the valuation date. This process results in the estimated value of your property as of July 1st of the prior year.

Assessment Complaint Procedure
The assessment complaint deadline for 2017 is July 11, 2017 - See the 'Documents' section on this website.


Tax Certificates & Searches Information 
Tax Certificates are $25.00 each and can be requested via email to:
administration@wildwillowenterprises.com 
Please provide proof of payment in your email.
Please make payment payable to the Summer Village of Southview.  
There is no charge for a Tax Search.

Summer Village of South View
Box 8
Alberta Beach AB
T0E 0A0 

Office Location:
4808-51 Street
Onoway AB

P:587-873-5765 F:780-967-0431 administration@wildwillowenterprises.com