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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 Investment and Development
Regional and Economic Development
9th Floor, Edmonton Tower
10111-104 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB T5J 0J4

Title Director, Economic Investment & Development



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