Chamber wants municipal business taxes kept down

With business property assessments up an average of 27.46% in Revelstoke the Chamber of Commerce wants local businesses to lobby the City to not raise business taxes.

“By now you will all have received your assessments from the BC Assessment authority,” says a message to Chamber members issued Thursday by Chamber Executive Director John Devitt. “The news is reporting that Revelstoke has had the highest average increase in British Columbia this year of 28%.  We are all aware this could mean a huge increase for already high municipal business taxes.”

He said the Chamber will be lobbying the City  in the coming months and needs individual businesses to “get this process started… by visiting this web link,, and appealing your assessment.”

“We will keep you posted as this process develops,” Devitt said.  “If you’re upset over your Municipal Business Taxes, this is a great way to speak up!”

Silverton actually had the highest business property assessments in BC — 27.8%. Assessments on residential properties went up eight per cent in Revelstoke.