Public Notice: Property Tax Exemption Application Process for 2020, 2021 and 2022 Tax years

Applications are now being accepted from Not-For-Profit Organizations, Charitable Organizations, Athletic or Service Clubs/Associations for permissive property tax exemptions for the 2020, 2021 and 2022 tax years, in accordance with the Town of Smithers “Permissive Taxation Exemption Policy” and under the Provisions of Section 224 of the Community Charter.

Not-For-Profit organizations, Charitable Organizations, Athletic or Service Clubs/Associations that currently receive permissive property tax exemptions will have to re-apply to obtain future permissive tax exemptions.

Not-For-Profit organizations, Charitable Organizations, Athletic or Service Clubs/Associations organizations that have not had permissive property tax exemptions in the past are eligible to apply.

Application forms must be fully completed in accordance with the requirements listed in the policy and on the application form. The completed application form, along with required documentation, must be submitted to the Smithers Town Office at 1027 Aldous Street, Box 879, Smithers BC V0J 2N0 by Friday July 19th, 2019.

Places of Worship, Private Schools, Certain Senior Care Facilities and Hospitals (that are eligible for statutory tax exemptions and that are in the Town’s current permissive tax bylaw) will automatically be added to the Town’s new Permissive Tax Exemption Bylaw and do not need to apply.

Copies of the Town’s Permissive Taxation Exemption Policy and the Permissive Tax Exemption application form can be found on the Financial Services section of the Town’s website. Copies of the Policy and the application form are also available at the Smithers Town Office. You may also request the application in word document format.

If you have any questions at about the application process; or questions as to whether your organization can, or should, apply, please contact Leslie Ford, Director of Finance, Smithers Town Office, at 250-847-1631 or email lford@smithers.ca