As a key part of its economic development strategy, Clearwater County Council has committed to fostering a culture of growth. This means providing a competitive tax environment that encourages sustained growth and development of small business in our communities.
Until recently, businesses were charged the same property tax rate regardless of their size. The Small Business Property Assessment Sub-Class recognizes the critical role of small businesses in the County by offering a reduced tax rate.
Provincial legislation enables municipalities to create a "small business” sub-class within the non-residential class of property. In 2019, Clearwater County created the Small Business Sub-Class, which offers up to 25 per cent in tax savings compared to other non-residential property.
The program is available to all small business properties (other than designated industrial property) that are owned or leased by a business that has fewer than 50 full-time employees across Canada.
To qualify, each Small Business Property Owner can voluntarily register and the small business must comply with Clearwater County’s Land Use Bylaw.
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