Why do I pay school taxes when I don't have children going to school?
Provincial legislation specifies that the funds for schools are to be collected by municipalities. The province and separate school boards requisition revenue they require from the Town and the total levy is distributed among taxpayers through their property tax bills. People who do not own property contribute indirectly through their rental or lease payments. If you have any questions regarding school taxes, please contact Alberta Education directly at 1-780-422-7125 or toll free by dialing 403-310-0000, then enter 780-422-7125.

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1. What do my taxes pay for?
2. What affects my tax bill?
3. When are taxes due?
4. How and where can I pay my taxes?
5. Is there a penalty if I miss the property tax due date?
6. Why do I pay school taxes when I don't have children going to school?
7. What if there’s a revenue surplus? Will my taxes go down?
8. Can I pay my tax bill via a credit card?
9. What if I'm paying property taxes as part of my mortgage?
10. Why does my assessment say "improved?"
11. How can I find the amount I paid in property tax last year?
12. How are property assessments and taxes related?