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Property Taxes

The 2024 interim property tax bills were issued on March 1st. Property taxes are due March 25th.

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Property Tax Information

If you have questions regarding property taxes, chances are the answers can be found on this page.

For any questions that are not answered within these pages, please feel free to contact the Tax Department at taxes@ektwp.ca.

Please note that we do not accept e-transfers sent to Township email addresses. 

Paying Your Property Tax Bill:

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):

Paying Your Property Taxes Online

 

Pay Online via PaySimply

You can now pay your Property Taxes and miscellaneous invoices online by credit card, PayPal, or Interac eTransfer via the PaySimply portal.

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%

Pay with PaySimply

Internet/Online Banking

Like telephone banking, web banking can be used for tax payments, provided you have arranged for this service with your financial institution by setting the Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley up as a payee.

Please use your account number when adding the Township to your web banking service.

Your account number is the 8-digit 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).

Paying Your Property Taxes In-Person

Township Offices:
Cash, cheque, or debit card payments can be made at any municipal office – 6544 New Dublin Rd or 424 County Road 29. A secure after hours drop slot is available at both locations.

Financial Institutions:
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.

Paying Your Property Taxes via Mail or Telephone Banking

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.

Telephone Banking
The Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley can be added to your telephone banking provided that you have arranged for this service with your financial institution.

 

Requesting Property Tax Information

If you are the owner of a property you may request verbal information relating to your property at no cost.
For documentation requests there are associated fees as per By-law 23-30 (July 1st, 2023): Schedule of Fees
Receipts or reissues of prior tax bills are subject to a $5.00 fee per document.
Property owners may also request a current year Tax Statement for a $5.00 fee.

Property Tax Receipts

Property Tax Receipts – $5.00

Property tax receipts are generally requested when a property owner is being audited by Canada Revenue Agency.

A fee of $5.00 per document applies and must be paid prior to the receipt being issued.

• This receipt is not an indication of the persons making payment against the account.

• The Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley is not privy to the tax liability as outlined in the “Statement of Adjustments” prepared by lawyers concerning the purchase/sale of the property.

• This receipt does not reflect any payments made towards interest/penalties or additional charges added to the tax account.

• If you are paying through a mortgage company, the mortgage company will send you a statement at the end of each year.

Tax Certificates

Tax Certificates – $50.00

A Tax Certificate is a legal document that includes information such as legal description, current installments, local improvements and arrears, if any.

Lawyers/Financial Institutions
Please request a tax certificate in writing. This request can be emailed to taxes@ektwp.ca or faxed to 613-345-7235.

The fee per Tax Certificate is $50.00, and each parcel/roll will require an individual request.

This fee can be paid via mailed cheque, or online via PaySimply using account number 44444444 (please note you will have to email the request letter and proof of payment to taxes@ektwp.ca prior to the tax certificate being issued):

PaySimply Payment Portal
Property Tax Rates 2023

If you would like to receive the tax certificate prior to the 3-5 day payment processing period, please email a scan or send fax of the cheque with the certificate request.

Real Estate Agents
You may request the Tax Levy only. This information can only be provided verbally.
We cannot issue you a tax certificate.

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.

Types of Pre-Authorized Payment Plans

The Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley offers three plans to accommodate your needs.
Both the Monthly and the Due Date Plans require that the tax account have a zero balance in order to begin the plan. The Basic Plan, however, is specifically designed for tax accounts that are currently in arrears.


Monthly Plan

The Monthly Plan is designed to spread your tax payments out over the year.
Please note that new applications for the monthly plan will only be accepted to begin for the month of January and July.
A
ll new applications should be received at least 15 business days prior to the first scheduled withdrawal.

12 Monthly Payments
Payments withdrawn directly from your bank account on the first business day of the month January through December.

Avoids Late Payments
By making 12 smaller payments you are essentially paying your taxes in advance, thereby avoiding late payment interest.

No More Due Dates
The Monthly Plan eliminates the need to remember due dates – your payments are made the first business day of the month every month.

Smaller More Manageable Payments
Another advantage of the Monthly Plan is that your tax bill is converted into smaller more manageable payments.


Due Date Plan

Accounts on the Due Date Plan continue to receive tax bills twice per year. The installment amounts shown on the bill are withdrawn on the due dates. This option would eliminate the need to send us post dated cheques. Your bill will indicate that you are on pre-authorized payment plan and would be marked as your receipt. Please note that new applications for the due date plan will be accepted throughout the year however all new applications should be received at least 15 business days prior to the first scheduled withdrawal.


Basic Plan

The Basic Plan is designed for accounts with existing tax arrears. Please note that new applications for the basic will be accepted throughout the year however all new applications should be received at least 15 business days prior to the first scheduled withdrawal.

You Set the Amount
You choose the amount of your monthly payment. The Basic Plan is designed to clear away arrears using a fixed payment that you can afford.

12 Monthly Payments
Fixed payments are withdrawn directly from your bank account on the first business day of the month.

Clear Up Arrears
The Basic Plan is designed to allow you to set a monthly amount high enough over and above your interest that arrears will be cleared away gradually.

Reduce Monthly Interest
Arrears that exist on the account will continue to gather interest each month, but with each payment the interest portion becomes less.

Pre-Authorized Payment Plan Application & Forms

To join the any of the Pre-Authorized Payment Plans, simply print the PAP Application Form below, sign it and return it to to the Main Administration Office at 6544 New Dublin Road RR 2 Addison K0E 1A0 along with a VOID cheque from the appropriate bank account.

Pre-authorized Payment Plan Application Form
Change of Banking Information Form

Pre-Authorized Payment Plan FAQs

How are monthly amounts calculated?
Your monthly amount is calculated at the beginning of the calendar year by taking your previous year’s taxes and dividing it by twelve.

What happens if the tax rate changes?
In late spring/early summer the tax rates are set for that year. If the tax rate is different from the previous year then an adjustment to your monthly amount may be necessary. You will receive notice on the bottom of your tax bill that will indicate what your new monthly amount will be. That amount will remain in effect for the rest of the calendar year.

Can I join the plan in the middle of the year?
Although a resident can sign up for either the basic or due date plan throughout the year, you may only begin the monthly payment plan for the month of January or July. When joining the monthly or due date plan you must ensure that all arrears have been paid before you join.

What happens if I change banks?
Correct banking information is essential to any PAP account. If you change accounts or change banks you must provide us with your new banking information at least 15 days prior to the next regular withdrawal. A VOID cheque from the new account will provide us with the information we require.

Change of PAP Banking Information Form

What happens if my payment does not clear the bank (NSF)?
If a withdrawal cannot be completed due to insufficient funds you will be contacted by our office. Alternate arrangements can be made at that time.
Some options available include:
Cash or cheque payments in the amount of the monthly withdrawal.

The next automatic withdrawal can be doubled to represent that month and the missed payment.

If you miss two payments the Township reserves the right to withdraw you from the plan.

Does my PAP account have to be renewed each year?
No. Unless you cancel your Pre-Authorized Payment plan, the withdrawals will continue each year.

How do I stop my PAP withdrawals?
You must notify the office in writing that you wish to stop Pre-Authorized Payment. Notification must be received 15 business days in advance of the next withdrawal.

How do I apply?
Complete an application form and return it to the Main Administration Office along with a VOID cheque.
Please note that all new applications should be received at least 15 business days prior to the first scheduled withdrawal.

Mail Completed Application Forms To:
Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley
6544 New Dublin Rd
RR 2
Addison, ON K0E 1A0

Who do I contact regarding my PAP account?
If you have any questions please contact the Tax Department at 613-345-7480 or email taxes@ektwp.ca.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Wondering how taxes are calculated? How your assessment value impacts your tax levy?
Great questions! Hopefully we can answer them (and more) below.

How do property taxes work?

How do we calculate your taxes?

Taxes are calculated in the following manner:
Assessed Value of the Property x Municipal Tax Rate
plus
Assessed Value of the Property x Education Tax Rate
plus
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.

To better understand the criteria used by MPAC to determine the value of your property, check out their website at www.mpac.ca, or phone 1-866-296-6722.

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 & Grenville 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 issued March 1st, and consists of one instalment due near the end of the month. The interim bill represents 50% of your previous year’s taxes.

The Final Billing is mailed out in the summer of each year. It is typically issued August 1st and consists of one instalment due near the end of the month. The final bill reflects any change in the tax rate.

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.

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. We will need proof of ownership in order to do this.

Electronic Billing:

Please complete our eNotice Consent Form to register for electronic billing.
Completed forms can be returned to taxes@ektwp.ca or to any of our municipal offices.

Contact Us

Who?
Director of Finance/Treasurer: Christine Martin
Deputy Treasurer: Allison Myre
Tax Collector: Jorden Keeley

Where?
In Person or In Writing:
6544 New Dublin Road
RR 2 Addison ON K0E 1A0

Phone: 613-345-7480
Fax: 613-345-7235
Email: mail@ektwp.ca