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Corporate Services

Corporate Services provides support to ratepayers, councillors, and all internal departments within the Municipal District of Taber.

Cash Receipts & Billings

Corporate Services is responsible for receipts and billing. Individuals and businesses who need to pay property taxes, utilities and accounts receivables can use the following methods (postdated cheques are accepted): 

IN-PERSON 
Pay by cash, debit, or cheque at the Administration Office open Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, or leave a cheque in the after-hours drop box located at the front doors.

BY MAIL
Send a cheque addressed to:
Municipal District of Taber
4900B – 50th Street
Taber, AB T1G 1T2

ONLINE
Using your credit card, pay online using OptionPay  (service fees apply).

AT MOST FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS
In-person, or through online and telephone banking. To add as a payee, look for ‘Municipal District of Taber’, or contact your bank or financial institution to find out more.

The Payee ID for payments made to the Municipal District of Taber through your Financial Institution appear

Financial InstitutionPayee ID/Biller ID Name Appears AsPayee ID/Biller ID #
ATB FinancialMunicipal District of Taber
RBCTaber (Municipal District) - Prop Tx009002
ScotiabankMunicipal District Taber Taxes0569
Credit UnionTaber, Munic Dist3377
CIBCTaber (Municipal District) Tax6473
Bank of MontrealTaber Municipal District22009575
TD TrustTaber (Municipal District of) taxes8459


Since some accounts can only accept a 10 digit number, please enter 0(s) (zeros) before your account number to complete the sequence.

Assistance with payments is available by calling 403-223-3541.

Accounts Payable

All products and services that the municipality purchases, eventually reach corporate services when the invoice arrives. Corporate services is responsible for ensuring these invoices are correct, have the appropriate approval, and that the goods and services have been received, in accordance with the municipality’s procurement policy.

Corporate Services also make sure municipal funds are spent appropriately, responsibly, and according to budget. In addition to products and services received directly by the municipality, Corporate Services is responsible for ensuring requisitions are paid out appropriately.


Grant Applications

One of the municipality's revenue sources comes from other levels of government in the form of grants. Corporate Services is tasked with applying for, managing, and reporting on the use of all grant funds.


Budgeting

Each year Corporate Services, in cooperation municipal departments and with council, reviews the expected revenues and expenses for each department in the municipality. From there, the council approves the municipal budget and a three year operating plan to provide an overview of the operating activities of the municipality for the upcoming years. This ensures that the municipality is not only prepared for projected activities and service levels, but that the costs of these activities are planned in a fiscally responsible manner. The result is a greater level of stability of tax rates over the next four years.

 Part of the budgeting process also includes investing for long term capital equipment replacement so the money needed for tomorrow is available.

Financial Reporting

As public institutions must be accountable to the public, local governments need to be transparent in their operations and financial expenditures. Corporate Services is responsible for drafting annual reports, organizing auditors, and liaising with external auditors during the audit process.

You can view financial statements on the Financial Statements and Reporting Page . If you require a prior year that is not listed, contact Corporate Services.

Tangible Capital Assets

As a part of the financial reporting process, the Government of Alberta requires municipalities to report on all tangible capital assets, and account for their deprecation, appreciations, added value, and write-offs so a better understanding of the future financial requirements can be achieved.

Reception

Corporate Services staff also serve as the front line to public inquiries, directing calls, answering emails, and taking payments. When you call the Municipal District of Taber, your call is normally answered by a corporate services team member.