Okotoks taxpayers take hit in Alberta budget

Town officials are warning Okotoks homeowners they will see a higher property tax bill this spring and the blame lies squarely with the 2013 provincial budget unveiled last week.

As part of the budget the provincial government is eliminating a program intended to soften the impact of high property values on education taxes. Okotoks was one of 11 Alberta communities covered by the program and according to the Town cutting the program means the education portion of municipal property taxes is going to jump this year.

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