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Property tax deadline next week

The average Fort St. John homeowner will pay about $175 more in property taxes this year
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The deadline to pay property taxes in Fort St. John is almost here.

Taxes are due by the end of business day Monday, July 4 to avoid penalties.

Municipal and regional district tax rates are up across the board, with the average homeowner paying about $175 more this year.

Residential tax rates are set at $5.18 per $1,000 of taxable value, up from $5.17 last year, while commercial business rates are up to $14.59, from $14.57. 

For taxes to the Peace River Regional District, including the Regional Hospital District, homeowners will pay a combined $1.33 per $1,000, and $0.23 for BC Transit, up from $1.29 and $0.21 respectively from last year. Homeowners will pay an average $706 in school taxes this year, up from $700 last year.

The total tax bill for the average business property owner this year will be up to $19,380.53. Businesses will pay $3.27 to the regional district per $1,000, and $0.57 to BC Transit, up from $3.17 and $0.51 respectively from last year.

Major industry will pay $28.78 to the city per $1,000, $4.54 to the PRRD, and $0.79 to BC Transit.

Light industry will pay $26.29 to the city per $1,000, $4.54 to the PRRD, and $0.79 to BC Transit.

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Fort St. John tax rates for 2022.

Assessments for the average single-family home in Fort St. John have jumped more than 7% to $323,796, while commercial assessments are up about the same to $878,195, according to city budget documents. 

The city expects to collect just over $35.09 million in municipal taxes this year, up from $32.56 million collected in 2021.

Tax notices went out in late May and early June, and homeowner grant applications must be made through the provincial government at gov.bc.ca/homeownergrant or by calling 1-888-355-2700.

These grants lower the amount of property taxes homeowners pay on their principal residence. Grant amounts are higher for those who qualify as a senior, veteran or person with a disability.

Payments can be made in-person at city hall, online through the city hall web app, through your bank, or via EFT or mailing a cheque or money order.

The city says postmarks will not be accepted for date of payment, and that electronic EFT payments should allow for two days for processing.


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