Property taxes

(The News files)

Pitt Meadows resident disputes late penalty on tax bill

Remittance was at City Hall before first business day after the deadline

 

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LETTER: Cost pushing seniors to the brink of homelessness

Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows councils need to do more to ensure affordable housing for older residents

  • Feb 6, 2021

 

A real estate sold sign hangs in front of a Canadian property Friday, Nov. 4, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

W-shaped recovery would be ‘very severe’ without government assistance: CMHC

The corporation says the COVID-19 pandemic could trigger nearly 50 per cent drop in housing prices

 

A Maple Ridge letter writer would be okay with paying more taxes if there were more EV charging stations available in town. (Black Press Media files)

LETTER: Maple Ridge needs to use taxes to improve infrastructure

Taxpayer irked by lack of road upgrades and EV charging stations

  • Dec 31, 2020
A Maple Ridge letter writer would be okay with paying more taxes if there were more EV charging stations available in town. (Black Press Media files)
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LETTER: Maple Ridge council should be ashamed

Long-time resident irate by decision to hike property taxes for 2021

  • Dec 26, 2020
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LETTER: Councillors are a gaggle of grinches

Maple Ridge homeowner saddened by council’s 4.29% tax increase

  • Dec 23, 2020
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LETTER: Disappointed by Maple Ridge increasing taxes during a pandemic

Reader can’t believe she’s agreeing with Councillor Gordy Robson, but curtail hike during COVID

  • Dec 23, 2020
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John Johnston shared this picture of a corner in Hammond that continues to be a mess thanks to “yahoo” drivers. (Special to The News)

LETTER: Taxes at work at Hammond intersection

Several years and huge team of workers can’t fix a gravel curb in Maple Ridge

  • Dec 21, 2020
John Johnston shared this picture of a corner in Hammond that continues to be a mess thanks to “yahoo” drivers. (Special to The News)
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LETTER: People should come first, over taxes

Maple Ridge should not be looking at tax increase during the pandemic

  • Dec 6, 2020
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LETTER: Taxpayer calls for a reality check on proposed tax hike

Maple Ridge ponders raising property taxes, writer suggests council take 6 months off without pay

  • Dec 6, 2020
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Taxpayers used a number of methods to pay their property taxes, including online options that meant they didn’t have to go in, in person, to the Maple Ridge municipal facilities while COVID safety precautions were in place. ((City of Maple Ridge/Special to The News)

City of Maple Ridge collects more than 96 per cent of property tax

Municipal tax deadline was extended to Sept. 30, and most taxpayers met that cutoff

  • Oct 30, 2020
Taxpayers used a number of methods to pay their property taxes, including online options that meant they didn’t have to go in, in person, to the Maple Ridge municipal facilities while COVID safety precautions were in place. ((City of Maple Ridge/Special to The News)
City of Maple Ridge and City of Pitt Meadows have extended the property tax deadline to September 30. On October 1 a single tax payment penalty of 10 per cent will be applied to all property taxes not paid before the deadline. (Special to The News)

Where to apply for relief and pay property taxes in Ridge Meadows

Deadline to pay without penalty is September 30

City of Maple Ridge and City of Pitt Meadows have extended the property tax deadline to September 30. On October 1 a single tax payment penalty of 10 per cent will be applied to all property taxes not paid before the deadline. (Special to The News)
Pitt Meadows Mayor Bill Dingwall (News files)

Pitt Meadows re-opens city hall for taxes only

Municipal offices will be open from June 15 to July 3 only for grants and payments

  • Jun 12, 2020
Pitt Meadows Mayor Bill Dingwall (News files)
Pitt Meadows (File photo)

Pitt Meadows property tax payment deadline moved to October 1

Late tax payment will receive a 10 per cent penalty

Pitt Meadows (File photo)
More unified structure needed for property tax relief: Maple Ridge mayor

More unified structure needed for property tax relief: Maple Ridge mayor

Michael Morden is calling on the province to unify the deferment program for all taxpayers in B.C.

More unified structure needed for property tax relief: Maple Ridge mayor
Mayor Bill Dingwall (File photo)

Pitt Meadows requests tax deferrals from province

Twenty mayors in the region want property tax deferment program to apply to all property owners

Mayor Bill Dingwall (File photo)