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Kelowna property tax deadline looming

Kelowna taxpayers are being advised that the deadline for paying this year's property taxes is midnight, Wednesday, July 2.

According to the city, payments can be made in person at your bank or credit union, online or by telephone, as well as at the revenue counter located at the front of the lobby in city hall or via drop boxes at the hall's Water Street entrance and Doyle Avenue parking lot exit. Payments can also be made at the  Parkinson Recreation Centre’s front counter.

If paying at cIty hall, remember, the building will be closed Tuesday, July 1 for the Canada Day holiday.

And if those choices are not enough, there is yet another way to pay—via the old-fashioned mail system.

If sending your payment by mail, remember the post-dated cheque should be sent to Revenue, City Hall, 1435 Water Street, Kelowna BC V1Y 1J4 and must be received by the city by the deadline. Post-marked dates are not accepted as proof of payment.

Depending on where or how you are paying, city property taxes can be paid by cash, cheque, money order or debit card.

Current taxes outstanding after July 2 will be subject to a five per cent late payment penalty, followed by a second five per cent penalty for outstanding amounts after Aug. 5. Penalties are provincially legislated under the Community Charter and are not discretionary.

City hall says once you have paid your 2014 taxes, you can sign up for prepayment of next year's taxes. There are no fees and participants earn tax-free monthly interest.

New applicants can apply online at kelowna.ca/propertytax, call 250-469-8757 for more information or sign up at city hall’s revenue counter.

 

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