Payments can be made at the Village Office during business hours or mailed to PO Box 50, Slocan BC, V0G 2C0. The Village Office accepts cash, Interac, cheque, certified cheque, bank draft, or money order.
When mailing payments, please remember to:
a) Include the remittance portion of your tax notice, especially if you are applying for the Provincial Home Owner Grant.
b) Record your roll number on the face of your cheque so that we can ensure that your account is properly credited.
Unfortunately at this time we do not offer payment services through financial institutions or online.
Can I pay my taxes using a post-dated cheque?
Yes, but in order to avoid any penalty on outstanding taxes, your cheque should not be post-dated beyond the due date. After the due date, current outstanding taxes are subject to a 10% penalty.
Cheques that are not negotiable due to errors made by the payer will be considered return cheques. All NSF cheques are subject to an administrative fee of $25.00, possible service fee from your bank, and a Village of Slocan late penalty if they are not replaced by the tax due date.
If you choose to mail your cheque in, please keep in mind that a postmark (Canada Post date stamp) is NOT accepted as proof of payment before the deadline to avoid a 10% penalty.
I can only pay for part of my taxes. What should I do?
Claim your home owner grant, if applicable, and send it in with the partial payment. You will receive a 10% penalty on the outstanding balance.
If the bill for my property is not in my name, who pays the tax bill?
If you recently purchased the property, you are responsible for the property taxes; therefore, you must pay the full amount on the bill and apply for the grant (if eligible) by the due date. Attorneys for buyers and sellers of property normally adjust the purchase/sale price to account for the property taxes that are the responsibility of either the buyer or seller.
If you are the new owner, and are going to claim the home owner grant, you will need to provide a copy of your Form A showing your name on title.
Is there a Pre-Payment Plan available for Property Taxes?
The Village of Slocan does have a Property Tax Prepayment Plan called the Pre-Authorized Withdrawal System (PAWS). This plan enables taxpayers to prepay their next year’s property taxes. Current year’s taxes must be paid in full before the Village can accept prepayments on the next year’s taxes.
PAWS Information Sheet PAWS Application Form PAWS Change Form
Taxpayers may make random prepayments on their next year’s taxes at any time before the current tax notices are mailed. The payment will sit on your tax account and show as a credit/prepayment on your next tax bill.
My bank pays my taxes. Should I send my Provincial Home Owner Grant application to my bank?
No, grant applications should be sent to the Village Office. Your bank will send the payment portion separately.
My bank pays my taxes. Why do I still receive a tax bill?
All property owners are notified of tax levies. If you are eligible for the Provincial Home Owner Grant, use the remittance stub to apply and send to the Village Office.
Myself and another person own the property and both of us received a tax notice. Do we both pay?
Each owner receives a bill for notification purposes only. If the tax roll number is the same, then you make one (1) payment for one (1) physical property.
The property taxes were paid by the lawyer. What do I need to do?
Ask your lawyer if you are responsible for applying for the Provincial Home Owner Grant. If you are the new owner you will need to attach a copy of your Registered Form A Freehold Title Transfer form to the grant application.