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 2020 Final Bill Notice For All Classes
DUE DATES:

Instalment 1:   July 31, 2020

Instalment 2:   Sept 30, 2020

 

The 2020 final tax bill will be mailed on or before July 10, 2020.  If you do not receive your bill by July 20, 2020 please call the Tax Clerk at 905-227-6613 ext 235 or email at Taxes@thorold.ca as soon as possible.  

 

Failure to receive notice does not relieve taxpayers of the responsibility to pay taxes or associated late payment penalty and interest.

 

Please see the Payment Options page for more information on payment options.  A pre-authorized payment plan option is also available. Please contact the Tax Clerk for more information.

2020 MPAC Assessment Postponed

The 2020 assessment update has been postponed until 2021 by the Provincial government.  For more information please visit MPAC 2020 Assessment Update.

MPAC COVID-19 Updates

For information on the changes to Request for Reconsiderations (RfRs) or Post Roll Amended Notices (PRANs), please visit MPAC COVID-10 Updates.

 2020 Interim Notice

DUE DATES:

Instalment 1:  February 28, 2020

Instalment 2:  April 30, 2020

 

The 2020 interim tax bill will be mailed on or before February 7, 2020.  If you do not receive your bill by February 21, 2020 please call the Tax Clerk at 905-227-6613 ext 235, email at Taxes@thorold.ca , or visit City Hall, as soon as possible.  

 

Failure to receive notice does not relieve taxpayers of the responsibility to pay taxes or associated late payment penalty and interest.

 

Please see the Payment Options page for more information on payment options.  A pre-authorized payment plan option is also available. Please contact the Tax Clerk for more information.

 

 2019 Final Property Tax Bill Notice for Commercial, Industrial, Multi-Residential & Mixed Classed Properties
 

DUE DATE  Instalment 1:   Wednesday, July 31, 2019

                  Instalment 2:   Friday, August 30, 2019

 

The 2019 final tax bill, which covers the last two instalments were mailed on or before June 19, 2019.  If you do not receive your bill by June 28, 2019 please call 905-227-6613, ext. 235 or visit the Tax Department at City Hall, 3540 Schmon Parkway, as soon as possible thereafter.  Office hours are Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

 

Failure to receive notice does not relieve taxpayers of the responsibility to pay taxes or associated late payment penalty and interest.

 

Payment may be made by mail, in person at City Hall, through your financial institution, or through telephone/internet banking.  When paying by mail, please enclose your appropriate TAX BILL STUB.

 

Payment by mail or telephone/internet banking is preferred.  Your payment must be received at City Hall by 4:30 pm on the due date to avoid late payment charges.

 

A drop box is provided at the main entrance parking lot door for after-hours payments by cheque made before the due date.  During office hours, a drop box is provided at the Treasury counter to facilitate tax payments. 

 

PLEASE REVIEW THE REVERSE SIDE OF THE TAX BILL FOR OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION.

 

An electronic pre-authorized payment plan option is also available.  Please contact the Tax Department for details at 905-227-6613.

 

M.J. Mauro, CMA

Director of Finance

Thorold, ON

 2019 Final Property Tax Bill Notice for Residential, Farmland & Pipeline Properties

FINAL PROPERTY TAX BILLS

FOR RESIDENTIAL, FARMLAND AND PIPELINE PROPERTIES

 

DUE DATES:   Instalment 1:  Friday, June 28, 2019

                       Instalment 2:  Friday, August 30, 2019

 

The 2019 final tax bill, which covers the last two instalments, were mailed on June 3, 2019.  If your property has mixed assessments, i.e. residential and commercial assessments, you will receive your bill at a later date.  If you do not receive your bill by June 14th, please call 905-227-6613 ext. 235, or visit the Tax Department at City Hall, 3540 Schmon Parkway, as soon as possible thereafter.  Office hours are Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

 

Failure to receive notice does not relieve taxpayers of the responsibility to pay taxes or associated late payment penalty and interest.

 

Payment may be made by mail, in person at City Hall, through your financial institution, or through telephone/internet banking.  When paying by mail, please enclose your appropriate TAX BILL STUB.

 

Payment by mail or telephone/internet banking is preferred.  Your payment must be received at City Hall by 4:30 pm on the due date to avoid late payment charges.

 

A drop box is provided at the main entrance parking lot door for after-hours payments by cheque made before the due date.  During office hours, a drop box is provided at the Treasury counter to facilitate tax payments.

 

PLEASE REVIEW THE REVERSE SIDE OF THE TAX BILL FOR OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION.

 

An electronic pre-authorized payment plan option is also available.  Please contact the Tax Department for details at 905-227-6613.

 

M. J. Mauro, CMA

Director of Finance

Thorold, ON

 

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 / New Builds and Supplemental Billings

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) in the future.  MPAC can assess the current year plus previous two tax years for such changes and you will be issued a supplementary bill based on the MPAC assessment changes for the current year plus the previous two tax years.  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 installments.

 

If you have purchased a newly constructed home for which the current tax assessment is based solely on the value of the land, please note that MPAC will be assessing your property for the value of the constructed home.   Supplementary tax bills for will be processed by the City when the assessment change information is received from MPAC.

 

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 and Failure to Receive Notice/Bill

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. Municipal Act section 381(4) states that the Treasurer is not required to ensure that a notice/bill that was properly sent is received by the person to whom it was sent.  It is the responsibility for the tax payer to know the due dates and ensure that instalments are paid on time.  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.

 Tax Certificates

Tax certificates are processed upon lawyers' request.  The request must be in written format and accompanied by the $40 fee.  Tax certificates are processed on a daily basis once payment is received.

For tax certificates that are required urgently, we strongly recommend the request be hand-delivered to City Hall or sent by courier.

Property Tax Account Inquiries

To ensure the protection of personal information, property tax account inquiries will only be discussed with the property owners or authorized agents on file.  Confirmation of identity, including specific information from the prior year's tax bill, will be required with every request for information.

Property Tax Relief Programs
Please visit the Niagara Region Property Tax Relief Programs page for more information. 
 Property Tax E-billing
Have your property tax bills sent via email through our e-billing program - sign up here.

 

E-billing for newly built homes or homes undergoing renovations and supplementary bills

Please note that the City is unable to send e-bills for supplementary bills.  Supplementary bills will be sent as a paper copy via Canada Post to the mailing address on file.

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