June 26, 2013 - 1:35 PM
Property owners are reminded that 2013 property taxes must be paid by midnight, Tuesday, July 2.
“Taxes can be paid in person at City Hall or online at banking institutions,” says George King, Revenue Manager for the City of Kelowna. “City Hall closes at 4 p.m. and is closed for Canada Day on Monday, July 1, however deposit boxes are available at our front entrance as well as at the Doyle Avenue parking lot exit and at the Parkinson Recreation Centre.”
Property taxes can be paid by cash, cheque, money order or debit card. Deposit boxes are emptied each evening.
Current taxes that remain outstanding after July 2, 2013 will be subject to a five per cent late payment penalty. A second five percent penalty will be applied to all outstanding taxes after August 6, 2013. Penalties are legislated under the Community Charter and are not discretionary.
City of Kelowna property taxpayers are invited to remove the stress from paying taxes by signing up to prepay through the City’s Pre-authorized Withdrawal System (PAWS). Once 2013 taxes are paid, residents can sign up for prepayment of their 2014 taxes. Payments are calculated specifically for each individual and withdrawn monthly. There are no fees and participants earn monthly interest. Current PAWS participants do not need to reapply. Apply online at kelowna.ca/propertytax, call 250-469-8757 for more information or sign up at City Hall’s revenue counter.
“On top of no fees and paying interest on your payments, the City of Kelowna’s prepayment plan takes the guess work out of paying your property taxes,” says King. “Noboday knows taxes better than we do. As the tax experts we can be sure that you are paying the right amount, everytime and on time.”
For more information about property taxes, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call the Revenue Branch at 250-469-8757 or visit kelowna.ca/propertytax.
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