Saturday , 24 October 2020
Lloydminster City Hall (Elliott Knopp/ Lloyd Connect)

Non-profits eligable for property tax exemption

Non-profit organizations in the Border City are able to apply for property tax exemption.

The deadline to apply is September 30.

Exemptions can only be approved for a maximum of three years.

After that period, foundations will have to apply again.

The City of Lloydminster has put together a guideline that shows which organizations are able to apply.

Qualifications to apply for property tax exemption:

  • Facility must be described in Section 314 of the Lloydminster Charter and meet the qualifications and conditions of the Community Organizations Property Tax Exemption Regulation.
  • Funds of the organization must be used for the purposes of the organization and not for the benefit of the organization’s directors or employees.
  • The property must be able to meet specified accessibility and time-of-use requirements.
  • Property must be owned or leased by a non-profit organization.
  • Unrestricted more than 70 per cent of the time.
  • Charitable and benevolent purpose that benefits the public for at least 60 per cent of the time the property is in use.
  • Unrestricted access by race, culture, ethnic origin, religious belief, property ownership, unreasonable fees or other membership requirements.
  • The property cannot be used in operation of a professional sports franchise.

If an organization gets property after the submission deadline they are still able to apply for exemption.

City Council will take a look at the application to see if they approve exemption for the part of the year that the non-profit organization owned the property.

For organizations that have yet to apply, applications can be sent by mail to City Hall or by email to taxes@lloydminster.ca.

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