If you have questions regarding property taxes, chances are the answers can be found on this page. Any questions that are not answered within these pages, please feel free to contact the Tax Department.
On This Page:
- Statement of the Treasurer
- Budget Presentations/Summaries
- Tax Rate By-laws
- Financial Statements & Highlights
- How do property taxes work?
- How often are we billed?
- Where/how can I make my payments?
- What are the penalties for late payments?
- My mortgage is paid off – how do I redirect my tax bill?
- I have sold my property – what happens to the tax bill?
- Contact Us
Statement of the Treasurer
Please click here to view the 2019 statement.
Presentations can be accessed by viewing the relevant meeting agenda below. Simply select the presentation you wish to view to be taken to that meeting’s agenda.
- March 22, 2021 Presentation #5 (item 7.4)
- March 8, 2021 Presentation #4 (item 6.5)
- February 8, 2021 Presentation #3 (item 7.1)
- January 25, 2021 Presentation #2 (item 6.1)
- December 14, 2020 Presentation #1 (item (i))
Tax Rate By-laws
The 2021 Tax Rate By-law was passed by Council on March 22, 2021. By-law 21-15 is available as a PDF in the sidebar and by clicking the following link: https://ektwp.ca/document/tax-rates-for-2021/
Financial Statements & Highlights and Financial Information Returns
Past Financial Information Returns for Elizabethtown-Kitley and all municipalities in the Province are available at: https://efis.fma.csc.gov.on.ca/fir/
How do property taxes work?
Have you ever wondered how taxes are calculated or where your money goes? Do you want to know how the value of your home affects your taxes? How are taxes calculated?
Taxes are calculated in the following manner:
Assessed Value of the Property x Municipal Tax Rate
Assessed Value of the Property x Education Tax Rate
Assessed Value of the Property x County Tax Rate
Equals your tax total bill
Who sets the tax rates?
The municipal tax rate is determined by Township Council. The tax rates must be established by by-law. The tax rate is usually set in conjunction with the adoption of the municipal budget.
How does my assessment affect my taxes?
Your property taxes are related directly to the assessed value of your property. The higher your assessment, the higher your property taxes will be.
The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC)
The assessed value of your property is determined by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC). MPAC sets the values for all properties in the province of Ontario by taking into consideration the selling value of residential property, the rental income generated by an office building, or the replacement value of an industrial property.
What is the County Levy?
The County portion of your tax bill represents levies made by the Counties to pay for such things as County Road maintenance, Health Unit and Ambulance, as well as Social Services. The County rate is determined by County Council. For more information regarding this process, please contact the United Counties of Leeds & Greenville at 613-342-3840 or visit them on the web at http://www.leedsgrenville.com
What is the School Board Levy?
The school board portion of your tax bill represents funds that are ear-marked for education purposes. You have the option of stipulating whether your contribution is made to the English Public School Board, French Public School Board or the English Separate School Board and French Separate School Board.
I don’t have children – why do I pay school taxes?
We all benefit from public education at some point in our lives. Whether you have children or not we must all work together to ensure that the funds that which were available when you were a child continue to exist for the children of future generations.
What are tax classes?
Tax classes are determined by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC), the same entity that determines the value of your property. Different classes are taxed at different rates, for example Commercial/Industrial and Multi-Residential classed properties are taxed at a higher rate than Residential tax classes.
Can a property consist of more than one tax class?
Yes. A portion of a property can be taxed commercial while the majority of the property is taxed residential. As the Township bills by class, this means that a person who owns property that consists of more than one tax class will receive more than one tax bill. For example they will receive a bill for the residential portion of their property in addition to a bill for the commercial/industrial portion.
How often are we billed?
Taxes are billed twice a year. The first billing, called the Interim Bill, is typically sent out around the end of February with a due date in March. The interim bill represents 50% of your previous year’s taxes.
The Final Billing is mailed out in late spring or summer of each year. NEW: In 2021, the final bill consists of one installment due in August. The final bill reflects any change in the tax rate.
Electronic Copy: Visit our eBill webpage (https://ektwp.ca/ebill/) to register for electronic billing.
Where/how can I make my payments?
You have several options open to you when making your tax payment. For all methods, please use the numbers from the roll that appear on your bill (ex. 08-01-000-XXX-XXXXX-0000 or 08-01-824-XXX-XXXXX-0000):
New for 2021: ePay
You can now pay your Property Taxes and miscellaneous invoices online by credit card, PayPal, or Interac eTransfer!
A convenience fee will apply. All charges must be agreed to prior to completing the payment transaction. Please allow for 3-5 business days for processing. Fees are as follows:
- Credit Card – 2.5%
- PayPal – 2.5%
- Interac eTransfer – 1.0%
ePay at a Canada Post Location
Payments can also be made In-person by cash/debit card at any Canada Post facility or outlet – $3.95 fee (for payment amounts between $1-$1,000), $5.95 fee (for payments between $1,000.01-$2,000), $7.95 fee (for payments between $2,000.01-$3,000). You MUST bring the generated QR code to present to the customer service representative as it contains all the information required to make a successful payment.
If you are experiencing difficulty with any of the above methods, please contact Payment Source directly at their Canadian-based bilingual customer service center at 1-844-440-7777. Emailed receipts after payment is completed, include a transaction number that can be reference when contacting the customer service centre.
Payments Via Mail
Mail your cheque to the Main Administration Office at 6544 New Dublin Rd, RR 2, Addison, ON K0E 1A0. Don’t forget to include the detachable stub from your bill.
Cash or cheque payments can be brought to either municipal office – 6544 New Dublin Rd or 424 County Road 29. Interac payments are accepted at the Main Administration Office on New Dublin Road only and is not available at our satellite location. A secure after hours drop slot is available at both locations.
Payments are accepted at most financial institutions provided you have your bill with you. To ensure that your payment will be accepted contact the financial institution directly.
The Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley can be added to your telephone banking provided that you have arranged for this service with your financial institution.
Like telephone banking, web banking can be used for tax payments, provided you have arranged for this service with your financial institution. Please use your account number when adding the Township to your web banking service. Your account number is the middle portion of your roll number – drop the first 7 numbers (0801 000 or 0801 824) and the last 4 (0000), leaving you with 8 numbers as your account number – ex. 00056387).
Pre-Authorized Payment Plans
The Township offers several convenient payment plans. The primary benefit of these plans is that tax payments are directly withdrawn from your bank account and that bills can be divided into easy monthly payments. Click here to find out more about our payment plans.
What are the penalties for late payments?
Interest in the amount of 1.25% is calculated on the arrears and is added at the start of each month.
Interest is calculated on arrears only. For example, if you have a tax bill due July 22nd in the amount of $500 and you fail to make the payment, then $6.25 will be added as interest at the start of August. If you fail to settle the bill in August, at the start of September another $6.25 will be added.
How are payments applied when there are arrears?
If you have outstanding taxes, and outstanding interest the payment is first applied to the interest and then to the arrears.
Using our example above, if you make a payment of $500 in October, $12.50 of your payment will immediately go toward the interest for September and October. This leaves $487.50 to be put toward your taxes. The remaining amount left over – $12.50 – will continue to gather penalties of $0.16 per month until the outstanding taxes and interest are cleared up.
My mortgage is paid off – how do I redirect my tax bill?
Many people have their taxes paid through their mortgage company. When you have paid off your mortgage, or have changed mortgage companies, we must receive notice from the mortgage company that they no longer have an interest in the property. This information can take several months to reach us.
If you are making changes near a tax due date, it is best to contact the office to inquire as to whether or not we have received such notification. Inquires can be made at 613-345-7480 or 1-800-492-3175 (within the 613 area code).
I have sold my property – what happens to the tax bill?
With most real estate transactions, the purchaser’s lawyer will notify the Township Office that the property has been sold, and will provide updated ownership information, including where to direct the tax bill.
Unfortunately this process can take some time. If you are selling your property close to a tax due date you might want contact the Township directly to ensure that the tax bill is forwarded to the appropriate person.