Tax Installment Payment Plan (TIPPs)

This optional plan allows property owners to pay taxes by automatic monthly debit from their bank account.

As a TIPP participant, you are not required to make an annual lump sum tax payment. Your taxes can be paid in monthly installments on the 15th of each month and adjusted automatically on an annual basis to reflect any tax changes for the current year. 

2018 TIPP Program Changes

The City heard from you that some changes needed to be made to the TIPP Program.

To improve this program for 2018, we’ve removed the ‘Catch Up’ Requirement. If you join TIPP in a month other than January, you can put down whatever amount you'd like (including $0) and the remainder will be split over the remaining months of the year (rather than paying a lump sum to catch up to the current month). The following January, you will have your payments split over the usual 12 months.

Example: 
If your total tax bill is $3000, and you pay $1000 in June, the remaining $2000 will be divided by 6 and you will pay $333.33 each month through December.  

In January, your $3000 will be divided over 12 months and you will pay $250 per month. If the tax rate or your assessment changes in June, your amount will be adjusted again to reflect those changes. 


Sign up today!
  1. Signing Up
  2. Changing or Cancelling TIPPs
  3. Calculations

To participate in the TIPP program:

  1. Complete the TIPP Application Form
  2. Return the form and your void cheque, and payment (to get your tax account up to date) to City Hall. There is no application cost to sign up. For the first year, your total tax amount will be split over the remaining months of the year (rather than paying a lump sum to catch up to the current month). The following January, you will have your payments split over 12 months.
  3. The first payment will be withdrawn from your account on the 15th of the following month.
  4. Payments will continue to be withdrawn unless you submit a TIPP Termination Form
  5. Payments will be automatically adjusted each year (in July and January) to account for any changes in the tax rate. See the 'Calculations' tab to learn more. 

Note: If your home was a new build and was completed in the current calendar year, please call the Tax Department at (403) 207-7057 prior to signing up for TIPPs.  

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For more information please call the Tax Department at (403) 207-7057 or email us.  

Note: The provincial government has a property tax assistance program for seniors. Visit their website to learn more.

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