Property taxes

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Businesses complaining to Surrey Board of Trade about high tax increases

Class 5 (light industry) and Class 6 (average businesses) are seeing tax increases as high as 14.5 per cent and 7.2 per cent respectively over 2021

 

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Annis says 2.9% Surrey property tax increase a ‘complete myth’

Coun. Linda Annis says tax bills coming in at 20% higher than last year

 

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LETTERS: Surprising lack of comment on ‘outrageous’ City of White Rock tax hike

Editor: I have seen surprisingly little comment in the media about White…

  • May 19, 2022

 

White Rock residents will face a 5.24 per cent increase in property taxes this year. Mike Davies/Black Press Media photo

City of White Rock adopts tax rate hike of 5.24%

Increase set at around $247 for the average household

White Rock residents will face a 5.24 per cent increase in property taxes this year. Mike Davies/Black Press Media photo
White Rock property taxes are set to rise in 2022, along with utility rates. (Unsplash.com photo)

Hike in White Rock property taxes anticipated

Utility fees also set to rise in budget, which still awaits final council approval

White Rock property taxes are set to rise in 2022, along with utility rates. (Unsplash.com photo)
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)
Delta City Hall. (James Smith photo)

Delta property taxes, utility fees increasing $108 next year

2022 property taxes $2,561, flat rate utility fees $1,191, based on average home value of $939,000

Delta City Hall. (James Smith 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)
Property taxes are due at midnight July 2 or face a five per cent penalty. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Surrey, your property taxes are due tonight at midnight – or face a 5% penalty

Meantime, Surrey Board of Trade calls for action on ‘unsustainable’ property tax increases

Property taxes are due at midnight July 2 or face a five per cent penalty. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
White Rock City Hall (Peace Arch News photo)

LETTERS: Drop-box available at White Rock city hall for property tax payments

City has been responsive to requests for help during pandemic

  • Jul 2, 2021
White Rock City Hall (Peace Arch News photo)
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LETTERS: Yearly Surrey tax escalation must be stopped

Editor: I received my 2021 tax notice for a home in Surrey.…

  • Jul 1, 2021
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White Rock City Hall. (Tracy Holmes photo)

LETTERS: City Hall locked up like a fortress at tax time

Paying property taxes in person all but impossible for seniors who are not tech savvy

  • Jul 1, 2021
White Rock City Hall. (Tracy Holmes photo)
Kelly Breaks and Juanita Vander Zalm of Blue Frog Studios received a $5,000 break on their city property taxes after a late adjustment to their assessment. Alex Browne photo

50 per cent tax hike had White Rock’s Blue Frog studio jumping into action

BC Assessment error helped boost bill by thousands of dollars, owners say

Kelly Breaks and Juanita Vander Zalm of Blue Frog Studios received a $5,000 break on their city property taxes after a late adjustment to their assessment. Alex Browne photo
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Surrey Board of Trade vows ‘a lot of noise’ will be made about tax increases

Huberman calls for comprehensive tax review at all levels of government

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Frank Bucholtz

COLUMN: Bottomline, everyone is paying more this year

There is no doubt that McCallum’s claim was misleading, writes columnist Frank Bucholtz

  • Jun 17, 2021
Frank Bucholtz
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OUR VIEW: Surrey residents riled over tax increases

Surrey’s taxation discrepancy is puzzling, to say the least

  • Jun 9, 2021
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Former Surrey councillor and finance committee chair Tom Gill charges that an increase to the capital parcel tax amounts to a “hidden tax” above and beyond the 2.9 per cent increase claimed by Mayor Doug McCallum. (Unsplash.com photo)

Surrey residents criticize ‘smoke-and-mirrors’ property tax hike

Larger-than-advertised increases prove need for independent auditor general: Annis

Former Surrey councillor and finance committee chair Tom Gill charges that an increase to the capital parcel tax amounts to a “hidden tax” above and beyond the 2.9 per cent increase claimed by Mayor Doug McCallum. (Unsplash.com photo)
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Safe Surrey Coalition majority denies temporary tax relief for struggling residents

The majority on council voted against a motion to delay the penalty date for non-payment of property taxes

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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