Too often, the terms “assessment” and “taxation” are considered to be interchangeable. However, assessment and taxation are very different. Although one impacts the other, each is a distinct and independent process.
Assessment is the process of placing a dollar value on a property for taxation purposes. This value is used to calculate the taxes charged to the owner of the property.
Taxation is the process of applying a tax rate to a property’s assessed value to determine the taxes payable by the owner of the property. That being said, you cannot file a complaint about your taxes, only your assessment.
For information regarding your assessment, please contact Benchmark Assessments Consultants at 403-381-0535 or 800-633-9012