June 26, 2013 - 1:38 PM
Tax notices were sent in May to more than 14,000 property owners within the boundaries of the District of West Kelowna and payments are due before the close of business Friday, July 5, 2013.
Taxes can be paid:
In person, online or by telephone banking through most Canadian financial institutions; or,
By mail, via courier or in person to Municipal Hall, 2760 Cameron Road, West Kelowna, BC V1Z 2T6
Those who are unable to visit Municipal Hall during regular business hours, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday, excluding holidays, may use the exterior payment drop box located on the wall to the right of the main entrance. Please ensure drop box payments do not include cash, are placed in an envelope and attached to accompanying paperwork, and that submitted forms are completed in full.
Avoid line ups by claiming your Home Owner Grant (HOG) online through our website at www.districtofwestkelowna.ca. Go to Online Services on the home page and follow the instructions. Once you’ve claimed your grant, you can also pay your taxes online by selecting the link to your financial institution and selecting “West Kelowna–Taxes” as the bill payee.
While every effort is made to ensure efficient operations during tax season, time delays can be minimized by taking the following steps:
1. If claiming the HOG in person, please ensure the application on your tax notice is completed in full and signed before attending to the tax counter.
2. A HOG must still be applied for regardless of method of payment (ie: whether taxes are paid through pre-authorized payment plan or by a mortgage company.) To avoid a 10% penalty, please ensure the HOG is claimed by July 5.
3. If paying by cheque, please fill it out in advance and include your tax roll number on the cheque.
Any current taxes not paid by the close of business on July 5 are subject to a 10% penalty. Those who are unable to pay their full taxes can reduce their penalty by paying as much as possible and claiming the HOG by the July 5 due date. Please note that postmarks are not accepted as proof of payment date.
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