Taxes

Property Taxes in Highlands East

Posted to Services, Taxes on May 26, 2017

Property Taxes are due three times per year. The first interim billing issued in February has two instalments which represent 50% of the year taxes. The due dates are always the last banking day in March and May. The final billing is issued in July and has one installment that is due the last banking day in September. This final installment represents the balance of the current year total.

If you did not receive a Tax Bill for the periods mentioned, please contact the Tax Department directly 705-448-2981 EXT 224.

Late payments are penalized at the rate of 1.25% per month on the principal amount outstanding. Taxes may be paid at the Municipal Office by cash, money order, cheque or Interac. Payments may also be mailed with current date or postdated cheques. Taxes may also be paid by Telephone Banking Services, Direct Deposit at your bank branch or through your online banking site. Use the roll number for the account number. If you require a receipt, please provide a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

Pre-Authorized Payments

A pre-authorized payment option is now available to have your taxes withdrawn from your bank on the installment due date or over ten months. If you are interested in signing up for this program please print the Pre-Authorized Payment Form and forward it to our office along with a copy of a void cheque. Please contact our office for further information.

e-Billing

You now have the option to receive your tax bill by email instead of postal mail. Sign up through the green link at the side of this page to cancel mail delivery of your bill and start digital delivery beginning with your next tax bill.

You will first be required to create and verify your account and then, using your Roll number (including dashes) and provided PIN code, add your property to the system. In future, PIN codes will be listed on your tax bills, however they are not included on already mailed Q1 2017 tax bills so please contact the tax office and one will be provided for you.

Once you are successfully signed up you will receive an email notification when your next tax bill is available and you can then log into your account on the e-Bill site to view and print your bill.

Please note that after you sign up for e-Billing, you can still pay your tax bill with any of our available methods. The e-Bill site allows you to pay your bill via Credit Card or PayPal, however it is cheaper to do so via Plastiq, read more below.

Online Credit Card Payments

Payments may now also be made by Credit Card (Online Only) thru Plastiq, an online third party payment service provider. For a small convenience fee, Plastiq provides you the option to pay your property taxes using your credit card. Making payments with the Plastiq system is similar to making any other online credit card payment. The Municipality of Highlands East does not accept credit card payments made in person.  

To make a payment using Plastiq, use the blue Pay Now button to the right.

Supplemental Tax Bills

A supplementary tax bill is a bill issued reflecting any additions or improvements made to a property. Owners of a new construction, residential or commercial, will receive a land only tax bill until such time as the property is assessed with the new construction. Following an assessment change, the supplementary tax bill will be issued and is effective from the date of occupancy. It can take up to three years for a property to be assessed. Supplementary billings can occur at any time during the year and taxes for three years could be billed all within the same year and come due at the same time. For this reason, you are encouraged to start setting aside funds immediately following the issuance of a building permit for the future supplementary tax bills. Supplementary Tax billing is in addition to the current tax bill already issued.

Change of Address

If you change your mailing address, please notify the Tax Department with your updated information by downloading the Change of Address Form and submitting it to the Tax Department. Penalty charges will still apply on late payments regardless of any change of mailing address.

Please be aware, failure to receive your tax bill does not relieve you from payment of taxes or from liability of penalty for late payment.

Canada Post no longer delivers mail using an RR# address and now requires a 911 Number for the municipal address. The Municipality has received a large volume of returned tax bills due to incorrect mailing addresses. If you have not received your tax bill, please contact the Municipal Office at 705-448-2981 ext 224 to confirm that we have your correct civic mailing address on file.

Tax Certificates

Tax Certificates are $35. Please contact the Tax Department directly at the Municipal Office at 705-448-2981 ext 224  to acquire a tax certificate.

Property Tax Impact of your 2016 Assessment

Any questions about your Assessment Notice, the assessed value, or how to appeal your assessment should be directed to MPAC’s Customer Contact Centre at 1-866-296 6722 or you can visit their website at www.mpac.ca.

  • MPAC is a not-for-profit corporation created by the Province of Ontario.
  • MPAC is solely responsible for your assessment value.

Any questions about your Assessment Notice, the assessed value, or how to appeal your assessment should be directed to MPAC’s Customer Contact Centre at 1-866-296 6722 or you can visit their website at www.mpac.ca.

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2017 Tax Rates

Posted to Services, Taxes on May 26, 2017
  County Municipal School Total
Residential 0.00193657 0.004508 0.00179 0.00823457
Commercial 0.00287136 0.006684 0.01083593 0.02039129
Commercial Vacant 0.00200995 0.004679 0.00758515 0.0142741
Industrial 0.00332722 0.007745 0.0114 0.02247222
Farmland 0.00048414 0.001127 0.0004475 0.00205864
Managed Forest 0.00048414 0.001127 0.0004475 0.00205864

Important information about the 2016 Assessment Update

Posted to News & Notices, Services, Taxes on Jul 10, 2016

The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) is responsible for assessing and classifying more than five million properties in Ontario in compliance with the Assessment Act and regulations set by the Government of Ontario.

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In 2016, MPAC will update the assessed values of more than five million properties in Ontario based on a legislated valuation date of January 1, 2016.

For the 2016 province-wide Assessment Update, MPAC is delivering Property Assessment Notices earlier than ever before. This change is being made as part of the organization’s commitment to bring greater stability and predictability to the property assessment and taxation system.

Residential property owners can expect to receive their Property assessment Notice after July 11,2016. Notices for business properties and farms will be mailed in the fall of 2016.

For information on how assessment works, market trends, the Request for Reconsideration process and property assessment and taxation, visit aboutmyproperty.ca. If you would like to see the information MPAC has on file or your property or compare your property to others in your area, you can register and login using the Roll Number and Access Key located on your Property Assessment Notice.

Have questions about your 2016 Property Assessment Notice?

Visit aboutmyproperty.ca or contact the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) Customer Contact Centre at 1-866-296-MPAC (6722), or 1-877-889-MPAC (6722) TTY.

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