When it comes to responding to COVID-19, the Village of Pouce Coupe is cutting property and business taxes by 25 percent in 2020.
“Council members voted for a 25 percent reduction, which means about a $150 savings for homes valued at $225,000,” said village CAO Chris Leggett this morning.
The sentiment was echoed by mayor Lorraine Michetti.
“This is something that goes straight back to taxpayers,” she noted. The average village tax bill is roughly $600.
It was noted that provincial school taxes have also been cut 50 percent as of today.
Pundits say it is likely the village is the only municipality in BC, and perhaps the country to lower taxes in response to COVID-19.