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Property Taxes

Edmonton’s property tax rates are among the lowest in the country.

Edmonton does not have a business tax except in selected Business Improvement Areas. Edmonton does not charge a tax against machinery and equipment, therefore most businesses only pay a non-residential property tax.

KMPG’s Competitive Alternatives 2014 Cost Model Comparison Report of the per-square-foot property-based taxes for an average manufacturing operation illustrates Edmonton’s low-cost tax environment:

City Cost per ft2
Edmonton $1.78           
Toronto $2.01
Vancouver $2.05
Montreal $2.97
Denver $4.16
Houston $4.49

Edmonton’s industrial neighbourhoods benefit from high quality urban services and top-notch infrastructure.

A combination of high quality, flexible servicing and exceptional road and rail access coupled with the lowest property taxes of any major Canadian urban metropolitan area make Edmonton a prime location.

Non-residential properties are appraised using a transparent methodology. One or more of the following may be used in valuing properties in Edmonton:

  • comparison with similar properties that have sold
  • analysis of the typical rental property income and expenses
  • depreciated replacement cost of buildings plus the market value of the land

For More Information

Ken Mamczasz, P.Eng.

Economic and Environmental Sustainability
Sustainable Development
9th Floor, Edmonton Tower
10111-104 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB T5J 0J4

Title Director, Economic Investment & Development
Telephone

780-496-6036

Email ken.mamczasz@edmonton.ca

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