Edmonton council lowers penalties for late property tax payers
Coun. Bryan Anderson argues current system puniitve.
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People a little late paying their property tax will get a tiny reprieve from the city, but not as big as one councillor was hoping.
Currently, a person who files their property taxes after the July 30 deadline, even by just an hour, faces a seven per cent penalty.
An additional 3.5
Coun. Bryan Anderson said Tuesday the penalty is too step for someone who is just a little late.
“I found it difficult to explain to citizens who contacted my office that seven per cent for a day’s lateness wasn’t punitive,” he said.
Anderson proposed a 3.5
Coun. Scott McKeen said that’s a tough one to justify.
“I don’t want to ask them to cover the penalties for those that are late,” he said.
Instead, council passed a five per cent penalty