Property Tax Deadline Looms
Prince George, B.C. – Today is the day your Prince George Property taxes must be paid, unless of course you want to pay that extra penalty.
The deadline is midnight tonight, otherwise, a 5% penalty will be added to the amount owed.
Kris Dalio, Director of Finance for the City of Prince George, says there are drop boxes at City Hall to accept those pre-midnight payments “There are two drop boxes on the outer entrances to City Hall and then there is one also in City Hall, so if you come by when we are open ( until 5 p.m. today) and you don’t like how long the line up is, you can use the drop box.”
Dalio says as of yesterday morning, a little more than 2 thirds of property taxes had been collected “We received 68% up until that time, but a lot comes in through the banks on that final day and automatic payments, that sort of thing. We normally collect 80% of the taxes owed by the due date ( deadline)”. That 68% is typical says Dalio “It’s pretty much on pace. The numbers don’t change drastically year to year.”
Those who miss the deadline will be expected to pay extra says Dalio “They face a 5% penalty on the balance outstanding, if you still haven’t paid by the second Friday in September ( the 8th this year) you face an additional 5% as well.”
The City is collecting around $100 million dollars through taxation “We also collect for Regional District, schools, and a couple of other smaller levies, but we automatically funnel that out to the other organizations we collect for.”