June 23, 2016
Potential Postal Strike May Impact Paying Property Taxes
Kamloops, B.C. - With the looming threat of a postal labour dispute, the City of Kamloops is warning the public to take precautions with their property tax payments and Home Owner grant applications.
Canada Post could potentially cease delivery as early as July 2nd, and Kamloops property taxes are due on July 4th. To allow for processing times, it recommended that any taxpayers planning to mail their payments, should have them in the mail no later than end of day today to ensure delivery on time.
A Canada Post post-mark is not considered proof of on-time payment. Homeowners are asked to make payments through their financial institution’s online or telephone banking, or in person at City Hall. Homeowners are also reminded that they must claim their Homeowner’s Grant before the deadline of July 4th as well. Visit www.kamloops.ca/ehog to claim the grant online.
Outstanding current tax balances after the due date, including unclaimed Homeowner’s Grants, are subject to a ten percent penalty on the first day after the tax due date.
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Parissa Bhullar, Revenue and Taxation Manager
City of Kamloops