Calgary Property Tax Calculator 2021 2021

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The City of Calgary is located at the junction of Bow River and Elbow River and is home to over 1.2M residents. The population of Calgary increased by 13% from 2011 to 2016. Based on a report by the Calgary Real Estate Board (CREB), monthly real estate prices in Calgary increased by 3% from November 2019 to November 2020 and the average price of a house in Calgary is $457K. While real estate prices are subject to short-term volatility, Calgary real estate prices have remained relatively stable in the long-term as the average house price in Calgary increased by 3% from October 2016 to October 2020.

Calgary property tax is based on the assessed value of your home. Every year, Calgary assess properties based on guidelines set by the Alberta Assessment and Property Tax Policy Unit and the Ministry of Municipal Affairs

You can calculate your property tax using either your home's assessed value or your home's most recent market price. Just enter the price and type of your property, and we will give you an instant property tax estimate.

AB Assessment Value of the Property
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2020 Property Tax Value
$3,7613.76k
2020 Residential Property Tax Rate
0.752230 %

2020 Tax rates for Cities Near Calgary

City Final Tax Rate
Chestermere0.766718 %
Airdrie0.738744 %
Red Deer0.980810 %
Brooks1.110340 %
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Calgary Property Taxes

Property tax is a tax based on the assessed value of a property. If you own a property or parcel of land, you will have to pay property tax. It is used to pay for city services such as police, the fire department, and public transit as well as elementary and secondary education.

There are two main parts to a property tax:

  • A municipal tax that depends on the municipality of the property
  • An education tax that may change from municipality to municipality

Some cities may add additional taxes.

Property tax rates also depend on the type of property. Common major categories are Residential, Multi-Residential, Commercial, Industrial and Farmland. Almost all homes will apply under Residential property tax rates.

Residential Property Tax Rate for Calgary from 2018 to 2020
YearMunicipal RateEducational RateFinal Tax Rate
20200.477950%0.274280%0.752230%
20190.421080%0.244320%0.665400%
2018 0.390140%0.245590%0.635730%
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Calgary Property Tax Department Information

For any questions or inquiries about your property tax rate or property tax bill, you can reach out to the city of Calgary's property tax department through the following methods:

Phone number
403-268-2489
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Calgary Property Tax Department Information
Calgary at a Glance
ProvinceAlberta
Settled Year1875
Established Year1884
Incorporated Year1894
Population1,239,220
City Area825.56 km 2 (318.75 sq mi)
Official WebsiteCalgary Official Website

Property Taxes in Alberta for a $500K Alberta Assessed Value Home*

Property Taxes in Alberta for a $500K Alberta Assessed Value Home

Assessed Value of a Property

Properties in Alberta are assessed every year by municipalities according to guidelines by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and the Alberta Assessment and Property Tax Policy Unit. This is different from BC and Ontario where property assessments are conducted by a provincial entity. Most properties are assessed using a market value-based approach. There are three ways that municipalities can use to determine a property’s market value:

1.Sales Comparison Approach

Most properties are valued under this approach. This compares the sales of similar properties in the assessment year to determine a valuation for the property. The assessed value may not equal the actual market value or sale value of a property.

2.Cost Approach

New properties are valued under this approach. This uses the cost of the property if someone were to rebuild it to determine a valuation for the property. This includes the price of the land and the price of all improvements (e.g. buildings) on top of it. While this takes into account the market value of the land, it does not consider the market value of the property as a whole.

3.Income Approach

For properties that are dedicated to generating income like rental properties or offices, an income-based approach is used. In these cases, it may not be possible to find recent sales of comparable properties. This approach uses the income generated by the property to determine its assessed value.

Property Taxes in Alberta for a $500K Alberta Assessed Value Home*

Property Taxes in Alberta for a $500K Alberta Assessed Value Home

How We Calculate Your Property Tax

If you entered your home's Provinical Assessment value, we calculate your property tax by multiplying your Assessment value by Calgary's final property tax rate.Calgary Property Tax vs Asking Price
This calculator is provided for general information purposes only. This calculation may not include any special charges, levies or fees. Results are approximations only. For official and the most up-to-date information, please see your porerty tax bill or contact the relevant taxation authority of your region.