Taxes

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If you do not receive a tax bill, please contact the tax department (905) 227-6613

Your property taxes are made up of two components: the tax rate times the assessed value of your property.

Tax Rates 

The City's tax rate is set annually by Council through the budget process. The tax rates applied to your property will depend on the property classification (e.g. residential, commercial, farm) as determined by MPAC. 

Additionally, tax rates set annually by the Region, the school boards, and the Niagara Health System are also included on your property tax bill

Assessed Value
The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) is responsible for placing an assessed value on all properties in Ontario. If you have questions regarding your assessment or you feel it is incorrect, please visit our Assessment Inquiries page.
Changes to your Property's Assessed Value

If the property you own is under construction, being renovated or is a newly constructed building, you may not be fully assessed. If the change to the property was not picked up on the assessment roll by January 1st, you will be issued a supplementary tax bill(s). MPAC can assess the current year plus previous two tax years for such changes. This bill will be issued upon receipt of the necessary assessment information from the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation and may be payable in less than two instalments.

If you have recently purchased a home and have not received a tax notice prior to the due dates, please contact the Tax Department at 905-227-6613.

Tax Allocation

While your tax bill is issued by the City of Thorold, your tax bill also includes charges collected on behalf of the Region of Niagara, the Niagara Region school boards, and the Niagara Health System. The charges collected on behalf of the Region, the school boards and the Niagara Health System are remitted to the various organizations.

Tax Due Dates

Property tax bills are normally issued twice per year. The interim bill is prepared in February and the final bill is prepared in June. Each bill is payable in two installments with due dates on, or about the last business day of the following months:

Interim bill: February and April

Final bill: June and August

Payment must be received at City Hall no later than 4:30pm on the due date. Upon default of any tax installment, interest at a rate of 1.25% per month is added on the first day of each month thereafter. The Tax Clerk has no authority to waive penalty and interest for any reason, whatsoever.

Tax Liabilities

Taxes in whole or any unpaid part thereof are due from the owner originally assessed, and from any subsequent owner. Failure to receive a tax notice does not excuse the responsibility for payment of taxes and penalty. Upon default of payment, the entire installment amount or any balance owing becomes immediately due and payable and may be collected as permitted by legislation.

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