COVID-19 Financial Supports

Property Tax Payment Deferral 

Typically, residents of the City of Chestermere pay their taxes monthly or in a lump sum by July 31. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City is offering a tax deferral program.

The tax deferral program means that if you pay by lump sum, you have until September 1, 2020 to pay your taxes without incurring late fees or interest. If you pay monthly, you can defer your monthly payments until September 1, 2020 without incurring late fees or interest.

To Apply: 

To apply to defer your payments, simply email taxes@chestermere.ca or call 403-207-7050, make sure to provide your first and last name, address and cell number.

The City will send a confirmation that your request has been received. The City will be in touch in August to work out a payment plan for re-starting your TIPP payments on September 15th, for your annual 2020 taxes.

Important Condition: If you lease or rent the property to which this deferral applies, you are required to grant a deferral to the tenant(s) in the same manner. If you do not grant a deferral to the tenant(s), this deferral will cease and you will be responsible for making all payments, including interest and penalties, as if this deferral had not been granted.

For more details, read this PDF.


Utility Payment Deferral - Extended to August 31

Typically, residents of the City of Chestermere pay their water, wastewater and solid waste utility bill monthly. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City is offering a utility payment deferral program.

The utility deferral program means that you can defer your monthly payments until August 31 without incurring late fees or interest.

To Apply:

To apply to defer your payments, simply email utilities@chestermere.ca or call 403-207-7070, make sure to provide your first and last name, address and cell number.

The City will send a confirmation that your request has been received. The City, on behalf of the 1538974 AB Ltd, will be in touch in August to work out a payment plan and/or restarting your PAPP payments on September 27th

For more details, read this PDF.



Federal:

Individuals & Families: Information about increasing the Canada Child Benefit, special Goods and Services Tax credit payment, extra time to file income tax returns and mortgage support. 

Emergency Response Benefit: If you have stopped working because of COVID-19, the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) may provide you with temporary income support.   The CERB provides $500 a week for up to 16 weeks.

Supports for Businesses: Information about the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy, Extending the Work-Sharing program, temporary changes to Canada Summer Jobs program, income tax payment deadlines, deferral of sales tax remittance and customs duty payments until June, and access to credit.

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