How does property assessment and taxation work in the General Taxation Area (GTA)?
If you do not belong to one of the Municipal Taxation Communities, then your community is part of the General Taxation Area. The Assessment Services Unit conducts property assessments for assessable land, improvements, and Hinterland areas in and around your community. Once a value for a property is determined, the Department of Finance assigns a mill rate for your community. From the mill rate and assessed value of the property, a property tax is determined and must be paid to the Government of the Northwest Territories. Once tax revenues are gathered and processed, funding is returned to communities in the GTA.