In various communities across Alberta, pre-roll consultation periods for 2021 property tax assessments are about to begin.
Pre-roll offers authorized representatives (sometimes referred to as “property tax agents”) the opportunity to see an estimate of a property’s tax assessment before it is officially released in January. This assessment is then used to determine the property tax. A lower assessment means lower taxes.
It is in your best interest to work with your property tax agent during the pre-roll period. Pre-roll is your opportunity to negotiate if you are unhappy with your proposed assessment. Once assessments are released in January, concerns can only be addressed for short window of time and through a formal complaint process, which can be very costly. Participating in the pre-roll often results in a lower tax assessment and eliminates the need to go through a complaint process once assessments are released.