Monday tax deadline looms for Kamloops property owners

By James Peters
July 4, 2016 - 11:07am

KAMLOOPS — Today is the deadline for property owners within the City of Kamloops to pay their property taxes, and to apply for the homeowner grant.

Finance Director Kathy Humphrey says more and more property owners are paying their taxes online, but even if you don't, there are a host of other methods of payment.

"You can pay them at the bank. You can pay them by dropping off a cheque at city hall; you don't have to actually stand in line and have it stamped. In the future, you can pay it monthly through the city or through the banks. But today's the day, so don't put it in the mail because the city has to actually receive it electronically or in person for it to count," said Humphrey.

Humphrey notes more people are using monthly payment options, which is more convenient for everyone.

"We're seeing lots of people using both the city's and the bank's monthly payments. This year, we've seen a slight increase in the online homeowner grant applications, which is great because it doesn't really make sense to come down to city hall just to drop something off."

"The consequences for the homeowner grant application is if you don't get it filed by today, you don't get it. Depending on your property, that can be a significant penalty. The penalty on your property taxes is 10 per cent right off the bat," added Humphrey.

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