Property taxes

North Cowichan increases taxes 2.89% in 2022. (File photo)

North Cowichan taxpayers facing 2.89% tax increase in 2022

Average home will see an increase of $83.05

 

Council at the City of Duncan will consider a tax increase of 5.2% for 2022 in May. (File photo)

Duncan looking at 5.2% tax increase in 2022

Taking on police costs is big factor in tax increase

  • Apr 25, 2022

 

Klaus Kuhn, the Cowichan Valley Regional District’s director for Youbou/Meade Creek, says soaring house prices in his electoral area is the main reason why property owners are facing a huge increase in taxes this year. (File photo)

Skyrocketing house prices cited as reason for big tax increase in Youbou/Meade Creek

Electoral Area I director Klaus Kuhn says tax increase can’t be avoided

 

Victoria council, meeting as committee of the whole, will consider a motion on a voluntary reconciliation tax. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C.’s capital considering voluntary Indigenous reconciliation tax for property owners

Under Victoria proposal, city taxpayers would have option to add contribution to area First Nations

Victoria council, meeting as committee of the whole, will consider a motion on a voluntary reconciliation tax. (Black Press Media file photo)
North Cowichan councillor Tek Manhas said he thinks some other council members want to restrict growth in the municipality. (File photo)

North Cowichan gives first three readings to financial plan

Many council members express misgivings at increased costs

North Cowichan councillor Tek Manhas said he thinks some other council members want to restrict growth in the municipality. (File photo)
View Royal Mayor David Screech finds himself annually explaining to residents that property taxes don’t increase or decrease to the same degree as property assessments. With assessments jumping 25 to 30 per cent in his municipality alone, he felt the need to post an explanation on social media. (Black Press Media file photo)

Assessments vs. taxation: why soaring Island assessments may not mean soaring taxes

Average increase, municipal budget shape tax increases more than individual assessment hike

View Royal Mayor David Screech finds himself annually explaining to residents that property taxes don’t increase or decrease to the same degree as property assessments. With assessments jumping 25 to 30 per cent in his municipality alone, he felt the need to post an explanation on social media. (Black Press Media file photo)
This home at 2357 Cornwall Drive was sold by the city for $150,000 at auction. It was assessed at $420,000. BC Ombudsperson filed a report saying the city failed to help a vulnerable person and sold her home over not paying $10,000 property tax. (Logan Lockhart Western News)

Update: Penticton to pay $140K to vulnerable woman who lost home over unpaid taxes

Mayor offers apology to woman who lost her home to the city after not paying $10K in taxes

This home at 2357 Cornwall Drive was sold by the city for $150,000 at auction. It was assessed at $420,000. BC Ombudsperson filed a report saying the city failed to help a vulnerable person and sold her home over not paying $10,000 property tax. (Logan Lockhart Western News)
City of Penticton is being called out for evicting and selling a vulnerable woman’s home at auction for not paying $10,000 in property taxes. (File photo)

Penticton should repay vulnerable woman after home sold to pay property tax: B.C. Ombudsperson

The City of Penticton sold the home after the woman was unable to pay $10,000 in taxes

City of Penticton is being called out for evicting and selling a vulnerable woman’s home at auction for not paying $10,000 in property taxes. (File photo)
North Cowichan CAO Ted Swabey said the municipality is spending lots of money on services it isn’t required to do. (File photo)

Tax increase in North Cowichan likely to be above 7% next year

Municipality decides to continue with recovery budget

North Cowichan CAO Ted Swabey said the municipality is spending lots of money on services it isn’t required to do. (File photo)
North Cowichan considers extending tax payment deadline by two months. (File photo)

North Cowichan considers extending deadline for property tax payments

A two-month deadline extension to Sept. 1 gets three readings

North Cowichan considers extending tax payment deadline by two months. (File photo)
North Cowichan now looking at raising taxes by 2.5 per cent in 2021. (File photo)

North Cowichan now considering 2.5% tax increase in 2021

Municiplaity must adopt budget by May 15

North Cowichan now looking at raising taxes by 2.5 per cent in 2021. (File photo)
City of Duncan considering an average 3.51 per cent tax increase for 2021. (File photo)

Duncan considers average 3.51% tax increase for 2021

Homeowners would see a $43 increase over last year

City of Duncan considering an average 3.51 per cent tax increase for 2021. (File photo)
The Town of Lake Cowichan is eyeing a two per cent tax hike confirmed Mayor Bob Day. (File photo)

Town of Lake Cowichan taxes set to increase by less than expected

Surplus funds to help reduce hike from 3% to 2% this year

The Town of Lake Cowichan is eyeing a two per cent tax hike confirmed Mayor Bob Day. (File photo)
A dramatic rise in property values is a major reason why property owners in the CVRD's Electoral Area Cowichan Lake South/Skutz Falls are facing a 9.55 per cent tax increase in 2021. Pictured is Honeymoon Bay, which is in the electoral area. (File photo)

Skyrocketing property assessments play big part in Cowichan’s Area F tax increase

Property owners in Cowichan Lake/Skutz Falls face 9.55% tax increase

A dramatic rise in property values is a major reason why property owners in the CVRD's Electoral Area Cowichan Lake South/Skutz Falls are facing a 9.55 per cent tax increase in 2021. Pictured is Honeymoon Bay, which is in the electoral area. (File photo)
North Cowichan Mayor Al Siebring said staff were instructed to try and keep the tax increase for 2021 as low as possible. (File photo)
North Cowichan Mayor Al Siebring said staff were instructed to try and keep the tax increase for 2021 as low as possible. (File photo)
The Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce has asked Nanaimo city council to consider a commercial property tax freeze to help offset negative financial impacts of COVID-19. (News Bulletin file photo)

COVID-19: Nanaimo considers one-year commercial property tax freeze

Report based on chamber of commerce proposal to ease pandemic stress on business community

The Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce has asked Nanaimo city council to consider a commercial property tax freeze to help offset negative financial impacts of COVID-19. (News Bulletin file photo)
A real estate sold sign hangs in front of a Canadian property Friday, Nov. 4, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

W-shaped recovery would be ‘very severe’ without government assistance: CMHC

The corporation says the COVID-19 pandemic could trigger nearly 50 per cent drop in housing prices

A real estate sold sign hangs in front of a Canadian property Friday, Nov. 4, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy
The Neucel pulp mill in Port Alice has been sent to receivership. (Tyson Whitney)

Dormant Northern Vancouver Island pulp mill declares bankruptcy, owes $272 million

Port Alice’s main employer and tax payer has left the village on the hook for $1.8 million

The Neucel pulp mill in Port Alice has been sent to receivership. (Tyson Whitney)
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