To help better understand the nuances involved with property taxes, here are some Frequently Asked Questions:
No. Taxes cover the calendar year of January 1 to December 31 of the current year, but are due the first business day in July.
No. You can only appeal the assessment of your property. The BC Assessment office mails your assessment notice December 31 and you have 30 days in which to appeal your assessment at their office.
Yes. If you own property, you are responsible for the taxes, whether or not you receive a tax notice. You should notify the Tax Department if you own or have purchased property and have not received a tax notice by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively you can use the online service “MyWhistler” to view your property tax notice. Please notify BC Assessment if you have changed your mailing address.
- When properties change hands, arrangements for payment of taxes should be worked out by the parties involved (usually involves a lawyer). It should be recognized that taxes are levied against the property, not the owner, and therefore remain with the property in spite of any change of ownership.
- Send the Municipality an email at email@example.com with notification of purchase or sale of a Whistler property to update new information quickly.
Yes. You can make a payment to your Property Taxes at any time of the year.
- Even though your mortgage company is paying your taxes, you still must claim your Home Owner Grant.
- If you do not live in Whistler, confirm with your mortgage company that they will by paying the Column A amount. If you live in Whistler let your mortgage company know whether you qualify for the basic or additional grant.
- Yes. In mailing our tax notice, you must ensure that your cheque is made out correctly.
- Please remember when mailing your tax notice that the post mark is NOT accepted as proof of payment date. It is the date that we receive the funds.
- Payments must be received at this Municipal Hall no later than 4:30 p.m. of the tax due date.
Yes. The last day you may post date your cheque is the tax due date.