Property taxes

Victoria council, meeting as committee of the whole, will consider a motion on a voluntary reconciliation tax. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C.’s capital considering voluntary Indigenous reconciliation tax for property owners

Under Victoria proposal, city taxpayers would have option to add contribution to area First Nations

 

The Barclay House on Victoria Road South in Summerland is the oldest continuously inhabited home in Summerland. This year, homes across the province saw a dramatic increase in their assessment values. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

EDITORIAL: The impact of rising assessment values

Higher housing assessment figures do not necessarily mean a corresponding tax increase

  • Jan 13, 2022

 

Most property assessments in Salmon Arm for single family homes jump by more than 30 per cent. (File photo)

Most Salmon Arm properties see 2022 assessment jump more than 30 per cent

BC Assessment notes top-priced single family home in Salmon Arm is valued at 2,528,000

 

This residence is known as Bison Lodge. (BC Assessment photo)

The 10 most valuable homes in Revelstoke for 2021

Revelstoke is home to 11 of the top 50 most valuable properties in the Kootenay-Columbia region

This residence is known as Bison Lodge. (BC Assessment photo)
This home at 2357 Cornwall Dr. was sold by the city for $150,000 at an auction. It was assessed at $420,000. The BC Ombudsperson filed a report saying the city failed to help a vulnerable person and sold her home over not paying $10,000 property tax. (Logan Lockhart - Western News)

Penticton pays $140K to vulnerable woman who lost home over unpaid taxes

Ombudsperson who investigated city responds saying: It’s never too late to do the right thing

This home at 2357 Cornwall Dr. was sold by the city for $150,000 at an auction. It was assessed at $420,000. The BC Ombudsperson filed a report saying the city failed to help a vulnerable person and sold her home over not paying $10,000 property tax. (Logan Lockhart - Western News)
City of Penticton is being called out for evicting and selling a vulnerable woman’s home at auction for not paying $10,000 in property taxes. (File photo)

Update: Penticton disputes B.C. Ombudsperson’s finding that it should repay after selling woman’s home

The City of Penticton sold the home after the woman was unable to pay $10,000 in taxes

City of Penticton is being called out for evicting and selling a vulnerable woman’s home at auction for not paying $10,000 in property taxes. (File photo)
Penticton city council pulls from reserves to reduce the proposed 8.5 per cent tax hike to 5.7%. (File photo)

Penticton council to pull from reserves and reduce this year’s tax hike to 5.7%

Council votes to delay 3 per cent of 8.5% tax hike to 2023

Penticton city council pulls from reserves to reduce the proposed 8.5 per cent tax hike to 5.7%. (File photo)
The Downtown Penticton Association is looking forward to hosting a full scale market in 2022 but in the meantime they have a mini market this summer 2021. (File photo)

Downtown Penticton Association opposes potential 8.5% tax hike

Increase ‘disheartening and alludes to a disassociation from the financial realities’ many face: DPA

The Downtown Penticton Association is looking forward to hosting a full scale market in 2022 but in the meantime they have a mini market this summer 2021. (File photo)
Summerland’s Kettle Valley Steam Railway’s permissive tax exemption will be $39,720.56. Permissive tax exemptions for nine places of worship and 11 nonprofit organizations amount to $166,646.40. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland grants more than $166,000 of permissive tax exemptions

Exemptions granted to places of worship and nonprofit organizations in community

Summerland’s Kettle Valley Steam Railway’s permissive tax exemption will be $39,720.56. Permissive tax exemptions for nine places of worship and 11 nonprofit organizations amount to $166,646.40. (Summerland Review file photo)
A real estate sold sign hangs in front of a Canadian property Friday, Nov. 4, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

W-shaped recovery would be ‘very severe’ without government assistance: CMHC

The corporation says the COVID-19 pandemic could trigger nearly 50 per cent drop in housing prices

A real estate sold sign hangs in front of a Canadian property Friday, Nov. 4, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy
The municipality of Summerland is considering a 1.65 per cent property tax increase for 2021. The increase is lower than tax increases in previous years. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland taxes expected to rise by 1.65%

Increases also forecast for Summerland utility rates

The municipality of Summerland is considering a 1.65 per cent property tax increase for 2021. The increase is lower than tax increases in previous years. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Lake Country taxpayers could be on the hook for a 3.49 per cent tax increase in 2021. (Brendan Shykora - Calendar staff)

Lake Country considers 3.49 per cent tax increase

Parks, police and CPI make up majority of hike

Lake Country taxpayers could be on the hook for a 3.49 per cent tax increase in 2021. (Brendan Shykora - Calendar staff)
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LETTER: Questions raised about Summerland property taxes

Dear Editor: By now property owners in Summerland will have received their…

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