Property Taxes Can Be Paid by Credit Card through OptionPay

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The Town of Ponoka is now accepting credit card payments for property taxes through OptionPay – a third-party service provider that processes online credit card payments for a fee.

Tiered Fee Schedule

OptionPay uses a tiered fee schedule to collect a processing fee on each transaction. The fee is administered through OptionPay for use of the service and is not collected or received by the Town.

To view the tiered fee schedule, please CLICK HERE

Other accepted methods of payment for Town of Ponoka property taxes include:

  • Online banking
  • Cheque (including post-dated cheques)
  • Debit
  • Cash
  • Monthly Tax Payment Plan

Contact the Town at 403-783-0127 or by email at taxes@ponoka.ca for more information on these payment methods.

 

To pay your Town of Ponoka property taxes through OptionPay, follow the step-by-step instructions below:

STEP 1:

STEP 2:

  • Enter your card information and the dollar value you wish to pay including decimal places.
  • The OptionPay fee will automatically be calculated.

STEP 3:

  • Select ‘Property Tax’ as your type of payment from the drop-down menu.
  • Enter your roll number which is found in two locations on your tax statement (see sample below).

Tax Notice Image

(Click on the image for a larger example.) 

STEP 4:

  • Enter your phone number and email address so you receive a receipt. 

STEP 5:

  • Authorization: Read this section and if in agreement, check the box under ‘Authorization’.
  • This section states that you recognize the credit card service fee goes to a third-party recipient. The Town does not receive this portion of your payment.

STEP 6:

  • Click the ‘Submit Payment’ button and your transaction is complete.

 

Reward Points

Citizens with credit cards that offer reward points can use OptionPay to collect points on property tax payments (including the processing fees). 

 

Security Information

To view the information OptionPay provides about their security measures CLICK HERE.

Please note the Town of Ponoka accepts no liability in the event of security breaches, technical difficulties, or other issues that may arise during third-party transactions.

 

Refunds/Cancellations

 The Town can process refunds if necessary, however, we can only refund the fee portion of the payment if requested on the same business day that the payment is made. If it’s the next business day, the fee refund would have to be disputed directly with OptionPay.

 

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