N.B. government identifies 'miscalculations' with 2,400 tax bills

The New Brunswick government says 2,400 property owners will receive new tax bills in the coming weeks.

Service New Brunswick Minister Ed Doherty says they've "identified miscalculations" among the more than 467,000 properties assessed in the province.

Doherty says the error rate – about 0.5 per cent – is lower than in 2015 and 2016, which saw the province reissue 5,500 and 5,900 bills respectively.

Affected property owners will receive a letter by April 1 and an amended tax bill by June 1, and will then have 30 days to request another review.

All other property owners have until March 31 to appeal their assessments.

Service New Brunswick says new tax bills may be issued for several reasons, including calculation errors, discrepancies in property record data and incorrect classification of property.

Property taxes must be paid by May 31.