Tax notices for 2013 arriving soon

2013 Tax Notices are being sent through the mail this week to more than 13,000 property owners in the District of West Kelowna.

Taxes are due by 4:30 p.m. Friday, July 5, 2013 and can be paid:

Through most financial institutions (online or in person);
By mail or courier to 2760 Cameron Road, West Kelowna, BC V1Z 2T6; or,
In person at Municipal Hall, 2760 Cameron Road, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, excluding holidays.
If you are unable to visit Municipal Hall during business hours, please use the drop box located on the wall to the right of the main entrance. Please ensure payment is placed in an envelope, stapled to accompanying paperwork and forms are completed in full. Please do not pay by cash in this drop box.

Avoid line ups by claiming the Home Owner Grant online at www.districtofwestkelowna.ca, select “Online Services” and follow the instructions. Once you’ve claimed the grant, you can also pay taxes online by selecting the link to your financial institution and selecting “West Kelowna – Taxes” as the bill payee.

While efforts are made to create efficiencies during tax season, time delays can be minimized by:

1.     If claiming a Home Owner Grant in person, ensuring the application on your tax notice is completed in full and signed before visiting the tax wicket.
2.     Applying for your Home Owner Grant, regardless of method of payment (i.e.: whether taxes are paid through pre-authorized payment plan or by a mortgage company).
3.     If paying by cheque, filling it out in advance, including your tax roll number on the cheques and making the cheque payable to the District of West Kelowna.

Current taxes that are not paid by the close of business on July 5 are subject to a 10% penalty. If you are unable to pay your full tax bill, you can reduce the penalty by paying as much as possible and by claiming your Home Owner Grant by July 5. Please note that postmarks are not accepted as proof of payment date.


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