Fort St. John's Top 10 major property taxpayers paid just under $5 million collectively in 2018.
The mix of manufacturers, hotels, apartment companies, land developers, and retail outlets accounted for 15% of the city tax base last year, according to the 2018 annual report.
The city collected $31.69 million in net municipal property taxes in 2018, just over one-third of its overall revenues of $88.9 million for the year.
The Top 10 taxpayers were levied a total of $4,811,680. Here's who they are:
- Louisiana-Pacific OSB Limited Partnership: $1,055,826 (manufacturing)
- CT Reit Inc.: $704,284 (Totem Mall)
- Avonark Developments Ltd.: $645,005 (miscellaneous)
- NPR GP Inc.: $419,479 (Northview Apartment REIT)
- MT Investments Inc.: $388,384 (miscellaneous)
- Ric Peterson Developments Inc.: $340,861 (miscellaneous)
- Wal-Mart Canada Corp.: $337,284 (retail)
- 523364 BC Ltd.: $335,460 (Surerus/commercial lots)
- 243045 Alberta Ltd.: $296,331 (Chances casino/Pomeroy Hotel)
- Jordan Enterprises: $288,766 (Northern Grand Hotel)
All told, a total of $48.7 million in taxes were levied in 2018, including taxes collected for the Peace River Regional and Hospital Districts, schools, BC Assessment, and the Municipal Finance Authority.
Of that, the city collected just over $45.3 million for itself and the other authorities for the year, including $824,076 in tax arrears.
Tax exemptions granted for the year totalled $559,686 to 35 groups, including places of worship, arts, culture, and sports groups, the Salvation Army, Women's Resource Society and other non-profits.
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