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City of Salmon Arm
Box 40
500 2 Ave. NE
Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4N2
Ph: 250.803.4000
Fx: 250.803.4041
Property Taxes
General property taxation is the single most important source of revenue for local governments. Each year, Council must project the net amount of funds required through property taxes to support local services. General municipal tax rates are set once the budget is approved. Property tax notices are mailed in mid-May for the calendar year of January 1 to December 31. The general municipal tax rate, together with the assessed value and classification (property use – i.e., residential, commercial, industry, farm etc.) of the taxable property, determines the taxation for each property.

Appeals
Property taxes cannot be appealed. Only property assessments, on which taxes are based, are subject to appeal through the BC Assessment Authority. Therefore, it is important to review your annual assessment notice when you receive it from the BC Assessment Authority and report any concerns to them by January 31 of each year. Annual assessments notices from the BC Assessment Authority are mailed on December 31 for the subsequent year. In British Columbia, property assessments reflect market values effective July 1 of the preceding year. Visit the BC Assessment Authority website for more information on property valuation and appeal deadlines.
British Columbia Assessment Authority
202 - 1500 Hardy St.
Kelowna, BC V1Y 8H2
Ph: 1.800.990.1192

Amended Assessments
If you are expecting a decrease in your assessment, it is likely that your total taxes payable will decrease, too. The amount on the original property tax notice remains due and payable by the tax due date. If you have not paid your property taxes that are payable by the tax due date (as indicated on the original property tax notice), a penalty may apply to any unpaid tax amount if the amended assessment is not received by the City of Salmon Arm before the tax due date.

In 2014, the tax due date is July 2, 2014. A 10% penalty will be added if current taxes are not paid on or before the due date. Read the City of Salmon Arm Tax Rate Bylaw. For more information please contact:
City of Salmon Arm
Tax Department
Box 40
Salmon Arm BC V1E 4N2
Ph: 250.803.4027