Welcome to the Municipal District of Taber's Tax Instalment Payment Plan (TIPP) – a hassle-free way to manage your property tax payments throughout the year! Our TIPP program allows you to break down your annual property tax bill into 12 convenient monthly payments, running from January to December.
To get started with TIPP, there is one essential requirement: your tax account must be fully paid up.
Once you have successfully enrolled in our TIPP program, here is what you can expect:
Monthly Payment Commencement: Your first monthly payment will be initiated in January of each year.
Mid-Year Adjustment: On June 1st, we will adjust your monthly payment to account for any changes in the tax levy, ensuring you stay on track.
Year-End Satisfaction: By December 31st, you will have paid off the entirety of your current year's property taxes.
It is important to keep in mind a few key obligations:
Property Sale: If you sell your property, please notify us in writing at least 15 days before the next withdrawal date to arrange for plan cancellation. Failing to do so may result in a fee to cover the returned payment.
Bank Account Changes: Should you need to change your bank account, notify us in writing at least 15 days before the next withdrawal date to provide your new account information. Neglecting this may lead to a fee for the returned payment.
Returned Payments: A service charge will be applied to any payment returned by your financial institution, and such instances may lead to plan termination.
Plan Withdrawal or Cancellation: If you decide to withdraw from the TIPP program or your plan is cancelled, all unpaid taxes become due and subject to penalties in accordance with the Tax Penalties Bylaw No 1985.
Ready to simplify your property tax payments? Download our TIPP application form (PDF) and take the first step towards a stress-free payment experience.
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The Tax Instalment Payment Plan (TIPP) is a monthly tax payment plan that allows taxpayers the option to make manageable, convenient, budgeted monthly payment instalments for property taxes by pre-authorized bank withdrawal on the 15th of each month, rather than a single annual payment.
Upon enrollment in TIPP, monthly payment instalments will be calculated by dividing the prior year’s tax levy by the remaining months in the calendar year. Once the current year’s tax levy has been applied to the tax roll the remaining monthly instalment amounts shall be calculated by taking the actual current year’s tax levy, subtracting the prior monthly instalments that have been received to date, if any, and dividing by the remaining months in the calendar year.
You will be notified on your tax notice of the total amount of instalments paid to date and the new instalment amount required for the remaining payment in the year, the last being December 15th.
All previous years' taxes and penalties, if any, shall be paid in full prior to being eligible to enter the plan.
Outstanding taxes for property tax rolls that are part of TIPP will not be subject to the 3% penalty applied to current taxes outstanding after September 30th of each year, unless the conditions stated in the Tax Instalment Payment Plan Bylaw No 1915 and Agreement are not fulfilled by the Taxpayer.
Taxpayers may enter into TIPP at any time prior to July 1st for payment of the current year’s tax levy. Application made after July 1st will be for the following tax year and instalments will begin the following January. A void cheque or Bank Information EFT Form from your financial Institute must be attached to your application.
Applications are available at the Administration office or online. Download the fillable PDF TIPP form.