UPDATE AS OF DEC 17, 2021
There has been an unexpected delay in re-mailing the 2021 Property Tax Notices to property owners and we apologize for this. The Notices will be mailed on December 20, 2021.
If you have made payment in part or full as to your 2021 Property Taxes, this information is not reflected in the Notice. We are currently processing all payments received to the appropriate properties. Further, these notices may include an amount as overdue from 2020 and prior. If you disagree with the carry-forward balance on your Tax Notice, please contact us at email@example.com such that we can assist you.
When do 2021 tax notices come out?
- The 2021 Property Tax Notices were mailed out to residents in December. If you’d like to request an emailed copy of your Property Tax Notice, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
When are taxes due?
- Property owners have until June 30, 2022 to pay their 2021property taxes.
How do I pay my taxes/utilities/permit fees?
- Payments for Village of Lytton property taxes, utilities or permits can be completed online using online banking Bill Payment or Interac e-Transfer, or by cheque through the mail.
- Pay through Online Bill Payment: Please use your Parcel Identifier Number (PID) as the Account Number
- Pay by E-transfer: All e-transfers should be directed to email@example.com
- Send a cheque in the mail: Cheques can be mailed to PO Box 100 380 Main Street Lytton, BC V0K 1Z0
When will I get charged interest or late penalties?
- In accordance with Provincial Legislation, the due date for Class 1,2,3 and 9 Properties is July 31, 2021, and for Class 4,5,6,7 and 8 Properties, the due date is September 30, 2021. Interest on overdue taxes and penalties will not be charged until January 1, 2022. However, the Village is currently drafting a resolution requesting authorization to write off late payment penalties, relative to 2021. The proposed resolution states that late penalties for 2021, including interest, be written off until June 30, 2022. Interest will then begin to accrue July 1, 2022.
How do I get help paying my taxes?
- For support paying 2021 property taxes, the Village encourages residents to apply for the B.C. Home Owner Grant. The Home Owner Grant reduces the amount of property tax you pay for your principal residence. It is our understanding that residents have until Dec. 31, 2022 to apply for the 2021 Home Owner Grant. Learn more: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/taxes/property-taxes/annual-property-tax/home-owner-grant
Are there changes to out 2021 Utility fees?
- On December 8, 2021, Council resolved to waive the enforcement of the Utility Fees and Charges Bylaw #696, 2018, and direct staff to use funds from the donations received to cover 100% of the costs of the water and sewer utilities from July 1 to Dec 31-2021 to include properties where structures were lost or those that are uninhabitable, and that 85% of the Water fee charges for the period of July 1, to December 31, 2021 for the Loring and Ponderosa residents be invoiced with 15% of the Water Fees to be covered by donations.
How are municipal property tax rates calculated?
- In British Columbia, municipal property tax rates are calculated based on the budgeted property tax revenues established by Council during the annual budget process and assessment information provided by BC Assessment(link is external).
- These factors establish the amount of municipal taxes paid per $1,000 of assessed value for each class of property.
- More information can be found from BC Assessment here:
What is the municipal portion of the property tax bill?
- The municipal portion of your property tax bill includes municipal property taxes and utility charges that are controlled and set by the Village of Lytton.
- Taxes levied by other government agencies are also included on your property tax notice and are not controlled by the village. These agencies include the Municipal Finance Authority, BC Assessment, Thompson-Nicola Regional District, Hospitals, and the Provincial Government (school tax). Review your unique tax notice for details on each agency and amount.