Property Tax Exemption FAQ

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Q: If I am a tenant or lessee, can I apply for property tax exemption?
Q: When should I apply for property tax exemption? 
Q: Do I have to pay my outstanding taxes if I have completed and submitted an application?
Q: Will I continue to receive my annual assessment and tax notice?

 

Q: If I am a tenant or lessee, can I apply for property tax exemption?
Yes, you can apply for property tax exemption if you are a tenant or lessee of a property. If you are granted tax exemption it is recommended that the owner of the property is aware of the exemption.

Q: When should I apply for property tax exemption?
Regulation requires a completed application form and full supporting information to be submitted to the municipality by November 30 preceding the year of taxation. Once submitted the municipality may require additional information from the applicant, this must be supplied no later than February 15 of the taxation year.

Q: Do I have to pay my outstanding taxes if I have completed and submitted an application?
Yes, you must pay outstanding taxes until you are granted tax exemption. Once you are tax exempt, the municipality may waive the application requirement for up to 3 consecutive taxation years.

Q: Will I continue to receive my annual assessment and tax notice?
Yes, the City of Medicine Hat prepares and mails annual assessment and tax notices for all properties. Your assessment notice will indicate if your property, or a portion thereof, is tax exempt.