The Municipal District of Taber offers a convenient plan that enables you to pay your property tax in 12 monthly payments (January - December) instead of one annual payment.
To enrol in the Tax Instalment Payment Plan (TIPP) your tax account must be paid in full.
- Your monthly payment will begin in January of each year
- Your monthly payment will be adjusted on June 1 to take into account any change to the tax levy
- The current year's taxes will be paid in full by December 31
If you sell your property you must notify us, in writing, at least 15 days prior to the next withdrawal date to arrange for cancellation of the plan. Failure to notify us may result in a fee to have the payment returned.
If you change your bank account you must notify us, in writing, at least 15 days prior to the next withdrawal date to provide the new bank account information. Failure to notify us may result in a fee to have the payment returned.
A service charge will be levied on any payment returned by your financial institution. A returned payment may result in termination from the plan.
If you withdraw or your plan is cancelled, all unpaid taxes become due and payable and are subject to penalties in accordance with the Tax Penalties Bylaw No 1985.
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 years’ 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 15.
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 5% penalty applied to current taxes outstanding after November 15th 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.