Property Taxes - Due Tuesday July 4, 2017
Property taxation is the single most important source
of municipal revenue. Collected taxes fund Township of Langley operations, including the fire and police departments, recreation facilities, road
construction, and other services.
The Revenue and Tax Collections Department is responsible for administering and processing the collection of property taxes within the Township. They also administer the Home Owner Grant and the Property Tax Deferment programs on behalf of the Provincial Government.
2017 PROPERTY ASSESSMENT NOTICES ARE IN THE MAIL
Mailed out by BC Assessment – See example below.
You may be wondering how the change in your property's assessed value may potentially impact your 2017 Property Taxes.
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Property Tax Statement
Municipal Property Tax Statements are mailed to
residents by the end of May annually. If you do not receive the Property Tax
Statement by June, contact the Revenue and Tax Collection Department at
604.533.6005 or email them.
owners are responsible for payment of property taxes whether or not a Property
Tax Statement is received.
Visit the Tax payment methods web page and Property Tax Brochure for more information.
Any outstanding tax balance after July 4, 2017,
including the unclaimed Home Owner Grant, is subject to a 10% penalty. The 10%
penalty on the Home Owner Grant portion is reversed if the Home Owner Grant
application is received by the Director of Finance by August 31.
Home Owner Grant - Due Tuesday July 4, 2017
Apply for the Home Owner Grant in one of two ways:
- Complete and submit the application online. You will require a 10-dgit folio and a seven-digit access code located on your Property Tax Statement or the Statement of Outstanding Taxes. This option is available from the end of May to December 31
- Complete the application on the bottom of the current
year’s Property Tax Statement or Statement of Outstanding Taxes. Mail or deliver the completed application to the Township of Langley Civic Facility,
20338 – 65 Avenue, Langley BC V2Y 3J1
The Home Owner Grant is a provincial program to reduce the
burden of residential property taxes. The grant must be applied for annually,
if eligible before the due date to avoid penalty. Certain criteria must be met
in order to be eligible for the Home Owner Grant.
Apply for the grant even if:
- you are not paying property taxes at this time;
- your bank or other mortgage company pays the property taxes on your behalf;
- you have not received a Tax Statement or the statement is not in your name.
For more information on eligibility requirements of
the Home Owner Grant, visit gov.bc.ca/homeownergrant.
Property Tax Deferment is a low interest loan program
administered by the provincial government. The province pays the property taxes
on your behalf to the municipality.
Certain criteria must be met for a tax deferment
application to be approved.
For more information on the deferment programs, visit gov.bc.ca/propertytaxdeferment.
Property Tax Rates
The tax rate together with the assessed value of a property
determines the amount of property tax payable each year. Tax rates are
expressed in dollars per thousand dollars of assessed value. For example, a tax
rate of $5 per 1,000 means the property owner would pay $5 for every $1,000
of assessed value.
Property tax rates are set each year by Council following
adoption of the Township of Langley’s
Financial Plan. Property value taxes are based on the assessed value of
land and improvements. Separate rates are established for each class of property.
View the tax rates by year.
The value of a property for taxation purposes is determined
by BC Assessment, an organization that is independent from the municipality. BC
Assessment mails a Property Assessment Notice to the registered property owner
on December 31 each year. Property assessments provide the market value of a
Provincial and local governments use property assessments to
determine what tax rates may be required to ensure the revenue needed to
pay for public services. Other Taxing authorities
set tax rates through assessed value of properties.
Tax Information Certificates
Tax Certificates are conveniently available online through:
- myLTSA Enterprise: If you have an account, log in and from the main menu, select Service Providers and Order Tax Certificates. For more information about myLTSA or to become a customer, visit www.ltsa.ca
- BC Online: If you are already a customer of BC Online, log in and select Tax Certificates Online from the main menu. For more information about BC Online or to become a customer, visit www.bconline.gov.bc.ca
- APIC: If you prefer to pay for the tax certificate by credit card, please visit www.apicanada.com to open an account and order your Tax Certificate
Revenue and Tax Collection Department