May 26, 2023
If you are eligible for the Provincial Home Owner Grant, please ensure that the online application is completed prior to July 2, 2023 to avoid a penalty of 10% on the grant portion. Please note that the Home Owner Grant application must be completed each and every year in which you are eligible for the grant.
A penalty will be applied on the amount of the Home Owner Grant for any unclaimed, unsigned or incomplete applications, as this will be considered equivalent to unpaid taxes. To avoid the penalty on the Grant portion of your taxes, the Home Owner Grant must be claimed even if a payment on outstanding taxes is not made.
The due date for all classes is Tuesday, July 4th. A penalty of 10 percent is applied to outstanding current year taxes at the close of business on July 4, 2023. No Exceptions.
Customers who believe they did not receive their invoice by mail or email will have their address verified by a staff member. For Village purposes, once an invoice has been sent to its billing address it is considered to be received by the recipient.
Please note that the Village Office is located at 423 Davies Avenue and payments are accepted by debit card, cash, cheque, credit card or through Kootenay Savings Credit Union.
Credit cards are now accepted by the Village. All credit card transactions are subject a 3% handling fee.
You can set the Village up as ‘payee’ using online banking if you bank with a credit union. For taxes you will need your roll number and, depending on your bank, you may have to add zeros at the beginning of the number sequence to meet the number of numbers required by the bank. For example – your roll # is 123456, bank requires 8 numbers, add two (2) zeros at the start so your number becomes: 00123456 If you have issues setting up a ‘payee’ please contact your bank directly for assistance.
If paying by e-Transfer at email@example.com, please make the answer to the security question: salmo2023
***When paying at the bank or through online banking please be aware that it can take 3 to 10 business days for your payment to be received at the Village Office. Payment must be received at the Village Office prior to the due date of July 4, 2023 for all classes.***
The Village is required to include on property tax statements amounts levied by other taxing authorities over whom the Village has no control. The Village’s percentage of your total tax payable was only 36% in 2016. School taxes collected on behalf of the Provincial government by the Village account for 27% of the tax bill. The remainder of the charges were levied by Regional District of Central Kootenay, Police Levy, Central Kootenay Regional Hospital District, West Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital, the B.C. Assessment Authority (BC Assessment) and the Municipal Finance Authority (MFA-BC).