Property taxes

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LETTER: 18% property tax increase over 2021 has Langley Township resident irate

Tax bill increase is triple the current rate of inflation, letter writer says

  • Jun 18, 2022

 

Send your letter to the editor via email to news@langleyadvancetimes.com and include your first and last name, address, and phone number. (Black Press Media files)

LETTER: Langley Township tax increase is too much for resident

Letter writer said the current system is not working

  • Jun 14, 2022

 

The Township of Langley Civic Facility. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Langley Township taxes to go up 3 per cent

Council had little debate on the final vote on this year’s budget

 

Victoria council, meeting as committee of the whole, will consider a motion on a voluntary reconciliation tax. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C.’s capital considering voluntary Indigenous reconciliation tax for property owners

Under Victoria proposal, city taxpayers would have option to add contribution to area First Nations

Victoria council, meeting as committee of the whole, will consider a motion on a voluntary reconciliation tax. (Black Press Media file photo)
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LETTER: Langley City math too costly for residents

Tax increase is too much when so many people are struggling financially, letter writer argues

  • Mar 17, 2022
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Langley City council has given three readings to budget that includes a property tax increase for 2022. (Langley City website)

LETTER: Langley City tax increase piles on top of other cost hikes

City resident would like council to realize that the added cost is too much of a burden

  • Mar 15, 2022
Langley City council has given three readings to budget that includes a property tax increase for 2022. (Langley City website)
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LETTER: Langley City should fill ‘green’ job from current staff ranks

Letter writer concerned about rising municipal taxes

  • Mar 7, 2022
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The Township of Langley Civic Facility. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Our View: Have your say on civic budgets, taxes

You can, sometimes, convince councillors to change their minds

The Township of Langley Civic Facility. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Looming increases to sewage costs for municipalities were one budget item discussed this week by Langley Township council. (Township of Langley)

Langley Township council plans to add firefighters, mulls sewage costs

Budget season means a host of priorities jockeying for funding

Looming increases to sewage costs for municipalities were one budget item discussed this week by Langley Township council. (Township of Langley)
The Township of Langley Civic Facility. (Langley Advance Times files)

Our View: How property taxes work

You will not get a 30 per cent tax hike because home prices went up 30 per cent

  • Jan 23, 2022
The Township of Langley Civic Facility. (Langley Advance Times files)
The Township of Langley Civic Facility. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley Township aims for three per cent tax increase

The proposed property tax boost would be lower than last year’s number

The Township of Langley Civic Facility. (Langley Advance Times files)
Langley’s most valuable house is 45,000 square feet and sits on the Fraser River. (Google Maps)

Priciest property in Langley valued at $21 million

Residential lots in Langley saw huge increases in price from last year

Langley’s most valuable house is 45,000 square feet and sits on the Fraser River. (Google Maps)
This home at 2357 Cornwall Drive was sold by the city for $150,000 at auction. It was assessed at $420,000. BC Ombudsperson filed a report saying the city failed to help a vulnerable person and sold her home over not paying $10,000 property tax. (Logan Lockhart Western News)

Update: Penticton to pay $140K to vulnerable woman who lost home over unpaid taxes

Mayor offers apology to woman who lost her home to the city after not paying $10K in taxes

This home at 2357 Cornwall Drive was sold by the city for $150,000 at auction. It was assessed at $420,000. BC Ombudsperson filed a report saying the city failed to help a vulnerable person and sold her home over not paying $10,000 property tax. (Logan Lockhart Western News)
City of Penticton is being called out for evicting and selling a vulnerable woman’s home at auction for not paying $10,000 in property taxes. (File photo)

Penticton should repay vulnerable woman after home sold to pay property tax: B.C. Ombudsperson

The City of Penticton sold the home after the woman was unable to pay $10,000 in taxes

City of Penticton is being called out for evicting and selling a vulnerable woman’s home at auction for not paying $10,000 in property taxes. (File photo)
An artist’s rendering of what the Surrey-Langley SkyTrain station would look like at 166th Street in Surrey. (TransLink)

LETTER: Langley City staff shouldn’t be dabbling in investing with public money

Resident disagrees with City’s financial direction

  • Mar 1, 2021
An artist’s rendering of what the Surrey-Langley SkyTrain station would look like at 166th Street in Surrey. (TransLink)
Langley City Council has approved a 4.68 per cent tax increase (Langley Advance Times file)

Langley City council gives final approval to financial plan

Will mean an average 4.68 per cent property tax increase

Langley City Council has approved a 4.68 per cent tax increase (Langley Advance Times file)
Langley Township council will debate a plan for a 3.99 per cent property tax increase this year. (Langley Advance Times files)

UPDATED: Township council votes yes on 3.99 per cent property tax increase

Council discussed why next year’s projected tax increase was 7.51 per cent

Langley Township council will debate a plan for a 3.99 per cent property tax increase this year. (Langley Advance Times files)
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LETTER: Council has ‘gall’ to ponder 4% tax hike

Property taxes: Township politicians should prepare to be ousted come the next election

  • Feb 15, 2021
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Langley City Council has given preliminary approval to a projected 4.68 per cent tax increase (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Proposed tax hikes one step closer after Langley City vote

Final approval expected later this month to 4.68 per cent increase

Langley City Council has given preliminary approval to a projected 4.68 per cent tax increase (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Langley Township Mayor Jack Froese says the public will soon get to comment on the proposed property tax increase of close to four per cent. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley Township considers tax rate increase just under four per cent

Four more RCMP officers are planned for in the budget

Langley Township Mayor Jack Froese says the public will soon get to comment on the proposed property tax increase of close to four per cent. (Langley Advance Times files)