Paying your taxes

NOTICE: The City's accounting software will be undergoing annual system upgrades on Dec. 30, 2021, so debit and credit payments at the Finance Counter will be unavailable. Payments on Dec. 30, 2021 can be made through online banking, telephone banking, by mail, or through the drop box at the main doors of the Civic Centre. Cheque and cash payments will be accepted, but won't be processed until the system is back up and running.

All payment services are expected to be back to normal on Dec. 31, 2021. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

Property taxes cover the period of Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 of the current year and are mailed in May of each calendar year. Payments are due on June 30. Your entire tax bill can be paid at any time, but there is no discount for early payment. If you haven’t received your tax bill by the second full week of June, please contact us by phone at 780-980-7105 or email propertytaxes@leduc.ca.


Payment options

Property owners can choose from one of the following payment options:

  • Monthly Tax Installment Payments (TIPP) 
    TIPP allows property owners to pay taxes by automatic monthly debit from their bank account as opposed to annual payment.
     
  • Online
    Log into your online bank account and go to “pay bills and transfer funds”. Select “add payee” and type in “Leduc”. Select “Leduc (city) – taxes” from the list that appears. Use your six-digit tax roll number as your account number. Ensure you allow enough time for bank processing.
     
  • In person at the Leduc Civic Centre
    You may pay your bill by cheque, bank draft, debit or cash at the Leduc Civic Centre from Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Post-dated payments are accepted. Check with your financial institution to confirm your single transaction limit. Cheques are to be made payable to ‘City of Leduc’ and please include the property address or roll number you are paying.
     
  • Drop box at Leduc Civic Centre
    Payment is accepted in the deposit box to the left of the main entrance at the Leduc Civic Centre. Please put your payment in an envelope.
     
  • By mail
    Please send your cheque to the civic centre: City of Leduc, 1 Alexandra Park, Leduc AB, T9E 4C4. Cheques are to be made payable to ‘City of Leduc’ and please include the property address or roll number you are paying.
     
  • Over-the-phone
    Contact your bank or go online for instructions for telephone banking. Please use your six-digit tax roll number as your account number.

Tax Installment Payment Plan (TIPP)

The Tax Installment Payment Plan (TIPP) allows property owners to pay taxes by automatic monthly debit from their bank account as opposed to annual payment. There is no charge to join the plan and you can enroll at any time throughout the year. Monthly payments are withdrawn from your account on the last business day of each month. Your bank may require additional processing time and may not show your account being adjusted until the first or second of the following month.

To enroll, complete an application form and provide a void cheque or pre-authorized form from your bank. Please note the payment is an estimate based on the previous year’s taxes until you receive the tax notice in May.

If your payment is returned from the bank, you have 15 days to make up the payment and remain on the plan. If this happens twice during a one-year period, you will be automatically removed from TIPP and any amount owing at that time will be due immediately and subject to penalties. If you need to make any changes to your personal or banking information, please complete and email the TIPP Change Request Form to propertytaxes@leduc.ca.


Information for new homeowners looking to enroll in TIPP

The month that you take possession of a new home will affect TIPP payments. For example, if you take possession of your new home in March 2021 and your annual taxes are $3,000, you would have the following options:

Option 1

You divide your total annual taxes evenly by 12 months and make a lump sum payment for January and February. 

Jan - Feb March - Dec
Lump sum payment of $500 $250 per month

Option 2

You divide your total annual taxes by 10 months.

Jan - Feb March - Dec
  $300 per month

In January 2022, you will receive a letter from the city outlining a new payment schedule that reflects installments over 12 months (or 12 payments) as shown below.

Jan - Dec
$250 per month

Potential adjustment in May

Whether you are a new homeowner or already set up with the TIPP program, your monthly payment will be automatically adjusted every May to account for any change to the tax rate. Notification of your new withdrawal amount will be indicated on your tax notice.

Here’s how the math works: Total yearly taxes - payments made from January to April ÷ 8 (remaining months in the year) = the withdrawal amount from May to December.


Late penalties

Taxes are mailed in mid-May. Failure to receive a tax notice is not reason for non-payment of taxes. You must ensure we have your correct mailing address if you move. Current year taxes that are unpaid after June 30 are subject to the following penalties as outlined in the city’s Penalty on Unpaid Taxes Bylaw.