The Municipality has launched the Wildfire Tax Relief program. In the coming weeks, residential property owners can expect their Wildfire Tax Relief letters in the mail, with details on their respective residential property tax credit.
The Municipality is sending letters to residential property owners who were on title on May 3, 2016, with details about the amount of cancelled taxes they are entitled to under this program.
All residential property tax accounts will automatically have a credit applied to their accounts. Owners that have already paid their 2016 property taxes in full will have the option to request a refund of the credit amount applied to their tax account.
Please visit rmwb.ca/wildfiretaxrelief for more information on the program.
On May 31, 2016, Council passed a motion that there will be no penalties on outstanding 2016 property taxes until Jan. 1, 2017.
On Aug. 30, 2016, Council passed a motion under Section 347 of the Municipal Government Act cancelling a portion of the municipal property tax for residential properties for the 2016 tax year due to the wildfire. This was a recommendation from the Wood Buffalo Recovery Committee.