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Taxation

Tax Rates 2018

Municipalities Purpose of Tax Rate Residential Utilities Supportive Housing Major Industry Light Industry Business Managed Forest Land Recreation Non-Profit Farm1
Dawson Creek Municipal 5.4861 42.0537 0.0000 22.8114 16.4012 17.0956 0.0000 6.3705 6.2192
Dawson Creek Reg’l District 0.6603 2.3111 0.0000 2.2451 2.2451 1.6178 0.0000 0.6603 0.6603
Dawson Creek Hospital 0.6005 2.1019 0.0000 2.0418 2.0418 1.4713 0.0000 0.6005 0.6006
Dawson Creek School 2.7268 13.4000 0.1000 4.2000 4.2000 4.2000 1.9000 2.5000 7.0000
Dawson Creek Other 0.0405 0.5044 0.0002 0.5044 0.1248 0.1246 0.2566 0.0405 0.0405
Dawson Creek Total 9.5142 60.3711 0.1002 31.8027 25.0129 24.5093 2.1566 10.1718 14.5206

Total Taxes and Charges

Tax Year General Municipal Total Total Variable Rate Taxes * Total Property Taxes And Charges
2014 15,123,388 24,787,095 33,439,912
2015 16,050,093 26,228,051 36,378,416
2016 16,318,191 26,252,795 36,261,678
2017 16,242,861 25,656,956 36,513,126

* Includes taxes collected on behalf of other taxing authorities (eg. Regional District, School District)

Provincial Taxes

British Columbia has a 7% Provincial Sales Tax (PST) in addition to the Federal 5% GST taxation system. 

Long Term Debt per Capita

As of December 31, 2016, total debt outstanding is $ 33.6 million. Based on 2016 population census, City of Dawson Creek has 11,574. The debt per capita would be $2,760.4.