Strategic Taxation Policy 

Why this matters:

With residential sub-classing in place, Edmonton’s property tax structure presents an impediment to further infill growth in our core neighbourhoods and represents a significant roadblock if we are to achieve the goals set out in our recently approved City Plan. The existing structure creates a competitive disadvantage when compared with other markets, both regionally and nationally. In particular, Edmonton’s taxation rate for high-density multi-family rental development is significantly higher than compared to Calgary’s, which provides a competitive disadvantage for our city within the province. The effect of this disparity will be felt in various ways such as where investors choose to allocate, and where highly mobile residents choose to live.

Our desired outcome:

“Other Residential” subclass is phased out. 


External Report | February 16, 2022

Implications of Adjustments to Residential Tax Rates and Subclasses – Further Analysis (City of Edmonton Report)

Position Letters | March 2, 2022

RE: Taxation Policy for High-density Development

External Report

Edmonton kills 50-year-old higher apartment tax, other homeowners will pay more

Position Letters | February 13, 2023

RE: Council Report FCS01153 – Residential Subclasses and Options for ‘Other Residential’ Phase-Out

External Report | February 16, 2022

Property Tax System (City of Edmonton Report)