taxes

The landing page for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit is seen in Toronto, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Giordano Ciampini

CERB recipients should be prepared to pay income tax on payments, experts say

The amount you received is considered taxable income, but Ottawa did not deduct any tax

 

A request for a tax exemption by the Langley Food Bank has prompted a review of the way such requests are handled by Langley City (Langley Advance Times file)

Langley City reviews tax breaks after declining request by food bank

Was one of four groups asking to be added to the tax exemption list

 

Minister of Seniors Deb Schulte speaks during a press conference on Parliament Hill during the COVID-19 pandemic in Ottawa, Thursday, June 4, 2020. The federal government says tens of thousands of seniors are at risk of losing benefits because they haven’t yet filed their taxes. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Federal Liberals make plea for seniors to file taxes as thousands at risk of losing benefits

Seniors Minister Deb Schulte says Service Canada has sent reminders to the 63,000 to file their returns

 

Langley Township and City recently received federal gas tax revenue which they have earmarked for capital projects, including roadwork. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)

Gas tax revenues help fund roadwork around the Langleys

The Township and City received a total of $681,083 in federal funds from gas taxes

Langley Township and City recently received federal gas tax revenue which they have earmarked for capital projects, including roadwork. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)
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LETTER: Trudeau wasting tax dollars on vacation home upgrades, Langley man says

Renovations costly to prime minister’s official government vacation property

  • Aug 14, 2020
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Timms Community Centre and Langley City Hall (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley Township, City see most residents pay property taxes

A feared COVID-related crash in tax payments has not materialized

Timms Community Centre and Langley City Hall (Langley Advance Times files)
Surrey Councillor Allison Patton. (File photo)

Councillor’s comment that Surreyites want to pay more tax a ‘revelation’

Allison Patton told radio host people some residents are saying, ‘We want to pay more’

Surrey Councillor Allison Patton. (File photo)
A tax return form is pictured in Toronto on Wednesday April 13, 2011. The Canada Revenue Agency is sending an unlikely message to kick off tax season: Paper-filers, we have not forgotten you. Despite a years-long push to have more people file taxes online because it’s generally faster and easier, many Canadians still prefer putting pen, or pencil, to paper. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

CRA puts focus on paper returns as tax-filing season opens

The federal tax collector expects to handle about two million paper returns this calendar year out of roughly 26 million filings

A tax return form is pictured in Toronto on Wednesday April 13, 2011. The Canada Revenue Agency is sending an unlikely message to kick off tax season: Paper-filers, we have not forgotten you. Despite a years-long push to have more people file taxes online because it’s generally faster and easier, many Canadians still prefer putting pen, or pencil, to paper. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Langley Township council heard presentations on capital spending and options for reducing taxes or funding more projects at the Monday, Feb. 3 meeting. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Langley Township council ponders borrowing for budget

Councillors are considering options to bring down property tax increases

Langley Township council heard presentations on capital spending and options for reducing taxes or funding more projects at the Monday, Feb. 3 meeting. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Taxes would be expected to go up in Langley City, if they proceed with a proposed $50-million loan. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)

LETTER: Use casino revenues, don’t take out loan, City resident suggests

Borrowing money would push tax increases for Langley City residents too high, one man shares

  • Feb 3, 2020
Taxes would be expected to go up in Langley City, if they proceed with a proposed $50-million loan. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Another jump in the assessed value of the 93-year-old Masonic Hall in Langley City could mean another tax hike that would force the sale of the building at 20701 Fraser Hwy., according to Warren Stuart, a director of the non-profit Eureka Society that operates the hall. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Higher property assessment could mean closure of Langley City Masonic hall, director warns

Valuation has quadrupled since 2017, raising the tax bill for 93-year-old building

Another jump in the assessed value of the 93-year-old Masonic Hall in Langley City could mean another tax hike that would force the sale of the building at 20701 Fraser Hwy., according to Warren Stuart, a director of the non-profit Eureka Society that operates the hall. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
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LETTER: How is a senior in Langley supposed to afford rising property taxes?

A 44-year Township resident balks at suggested taxation rate proposed by staff

  • Jan 27, 2020
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LETTER: Questioning if some councillors should step back from big decisions – pending court outcome

LETTER: Questioning if some councillors should step back from big decisions – pending court outcome

With tax rate being set, one letter writer argues if some council members should refrain from voting

  • Jan 27, 2020
LETTER: Questioning if some councillors should step back from big decisions – pending court outcome
LETTER: Different taxation system necessary

LETTER: Different taxation system necessary

Langley Township taxpayer argues that taxes shouldn’t be based on assessed home values

  • Jan 26, 2020
LETTER: Different taxation system necessary
Taxes are divided in many categories and vary from province to province. (Fraser Institute)

Tax bill paid for the year, you’re working for yourself

B.C. in the middle of the Canadian pack for Tax Freedom Day

Taxes are divided in many categories and vary from province to province. (Fraser Institute)
Langley City hits up province for share of pot revenue

Langley City hits up province for share of pot revenue

The province says it understands municipalities will face extra costs when marijuana is legalized.

Langley City hits up province for share of pot revenue
Langley City residents can give their thoughts on 4.94 per cent proposed tax increase

Langley City residents can give their thoughts on 4.94 per cent proposed tax increase

The City’s budget open house is Wednesday, Jan. 31, and the Committee of the Whole is next Monday.

Langley City residents can give their thoughts on 4.94 per cent proposed tax increase
Letter: Trudeau’s tax idea unfair to small business

Letter: Trudeau’s tax idea unfair to small business

A Langley resident disagrees with the proposed tax changes pitched by the federal Liberals.

  • Nov 22, 2017
Letter: Trudeau’s tax idea unfair to small business