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NOTICE TO TOWNSHIP OF ADJALA-TOSORONTIO RATEPAYERS

TAKE NOTICE
 due to the COVID-19 pandemic the Township has decided to defer the first instalment of the 2020 Interim Tax Bill by 30 days with a revised due date of THURSDAY APRIL 30th, 2020. This is not a tax abatement. It is a temporary tax relief for property owners affected by COVID-19, if you are able to pay on or before the deadline, we encourage that you do so.

For property owners who have submitted post-dated cheques or have registered for the Pre-authorized Payment plans (PAP) deposits/withdrawals will continue on the original due dates unless directed otherwise. Please contact us ASAP for any concerns.

Property owners are encouraged to use one of our various payment options listed below:

• Telephone / internet banking - Owner to set-up as Payee through their banking institution, using their full 19-digit roll number as the account number (no spaces or dashes)
• Drop box located at the Township office front entrance (Cheques/bank drafts/money orders only). Please do not deposit cash in Drop Box.
• Mailing a cheque payment (post-dated cheques are acceptable) allowing sufficient mailing time to reach our office on/before the due date
*Dropbox/Mail - Please provide a copy of your tax bill along with your cheque(s). We will stamp and send a receipt back to you.
Payments must be received by the due date. Penalty charges are levied at a rate of 1.25% on the first day of default and on the first day of each month thereafter. Failure to receive a tax bill does not excuse a taxpayer from responsibility for payment nor relieve the taxpayer from incurring penalties and interest.
As the township has declared an emergency. All parks and playgrounds are completely close to public due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Public shall not use any parks or playgrounds until further notice. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Township of Adjala-Tosorontio
7855 Sideroad 30
Alliston, Ontario, L9R 1V1
Tel: 705-434-5055


Tax Bills

Tax Bills are issued twice each year.  Each bill has two installment's to be paid on or before the due date shown.

Interim Tax Bills for both Residential/Farm/Managed Forest and Commercial/Industrial/Pipelines properties are issued in late February and due the last business day in March & May.

Final Residential/Farm/Managed Fores​t Tax Bills are issued in late June and due the last business day in July & September.

Final Commercial/Industrial/Pipelines Tax Bills are issued in late July and due the last business day in August & October.

Payment Method (Property Taxes & Water/Sewer)
Property owners are encouraged to use one of our various payment options listed below:
  • ​Telephone / internet banking - using roll number as account number
  • In person at the Township Office - cheque, cash or debit (we cannot accept credit cards)
  • Drop box located at the Township front entrance (Please do not deposit cash)
  • Pre-authorized payment plan - installment due date / 10 monthly payments
  • Mailing a cheque payment (post-dated cheques are acceptable) allowing sufficient mailing time to reach our office on/before the due date
Late Payment Charges
A penalty charge of 1.25% of unpaid taxes will be added on the first business day following the due date and on the first of each month thereafter until paid.

Current Value Assessment
The assessment used to calculate your property taxes is determined by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC).  MPAC is the organization that classifies and assesses all properties in Ontario under the Assessment Act, and regulations established by the Provincial Government. From the information supplied by MPAC, the Township of Adjala-Tosorontio calculates the tax amounts due on an individual property and issues a tax bill.  For more information on your assessment contact the MPAC office​ at: 1-866-296-6722, or online at:  www.mpac.ca

Learn more about how MPAC assesses your property by watching the youtube video, "How MPAC Assesses Property" listed below:

MPAC Assessment Video

Calculation of Taxes
Current Value Assessment x Total Tax Rate (as per property class) = Total Property Taxes

Total Billed = Total Property Taxes plus the Ontario Provincial Police Charge (OPP)

2019 TAX RATES
Municipal/County/Education

​Municipal​County​School​Total
​Residential 0​.002670
 0.002790
 0.001610
 0.007070
​Commercial
​0.003344
​0.003493
​0.010300
​0.017137
​Commercial Vacant & Commerical Excess
​0.002340
​0.002445
​0.008755
​0.013540
​Industrial​0.003598
​0.003760
​0.012900
​0.020258
​Industrial Vacant & Industrial Excess
​0.002519
​0.002632
​0.010965
​0.016116
Industrial On Farm Business
​0.003598
​0.003760
​0.002575
​0.009933
​Pipelines

​0.003462
​0.003618
​0.012686
​0.019766
​Farmlands
​0.000668
​0.000698
​0.000403
​0.001868​
​Managed Forest​0.000668
​0.000698
​0.000403
​0.001769
​Landfill
​0.002670
​0.002790
​0.010300
​0.015760​
 
Supplementary Taxes and Buying a Newly Constructed Building
For newly constructed homes or buildings, the property taxes may have not yet been assessed by MPAC in full even though the homes have been completed.  If the building portion has yet to be determined, you will only be paying taxes on the value of the land.

Due to the volume of buildings to be assessed by MPAC, this may not happen in the current year. Any taxes owing on the building will be retro-active to the date of occupancy.  Once this process is completed, the land and building taxes will be combined and levied accordingly.

Applications under Section 357/358 of the Municipal Act (Adjustment of taxes)
Section 357 or Section 358 provides municipalities with the authority to cancel, reduce or refund taxes based on specific criteria.  Applications may be made for a refund of taxes under the following reasons:

  • Ceases to be liable to be taxes at current tax rate

  • Became exempt

  • Razed by fire, demolition

  • Mobile unit removed

  • Repairs/renovations preventing normal use for a minimum period of 3 months

  • Gross or manifest clerical error

Applications are available for residents on this website or at the tax counter at the Municipal office.  Applications are subject to council approval and the application must be filed before February 28 of the year following the property tax year for which the application is made.

​​​Capping
While the primary goal of the Current Value Assessment & Taxation System is fairness, since 1997 much energy has been applied by the Province to mitigate excessive increases generated by the transition to full CVA Taxation.

Tax protection measures, prescribed in Ontario Regulation 73/03 of the Municipal Act, 2001 as amended, include the mandatory capping of tax increases for commercial and industrial properties.

Pre-Authorized Payment Plans
Never miss a payment.  Avoid interest or service charges.

Authorization Form
The Township of Adjala-Tosorontio offers pre-authorized payment plans to its property owners to provide the option of a worry-free way of paying your property taxes.

The Letter of Authorization and Pre-Authorized Forms can be downloaded from
Taxation Applications & Forms, see above under left hand side of this page.

Resolving Assessment Concerns
​Accurate assessed values are the cornerstone of the property tax system.  The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) assesses over 4.4 million properties in Ontario.

You must ask yourself if you could sell your property for its assessed value.  If your answer is "yes" your assessed value is accurate.

If your answer is "no" you can:
  1. Ask MPAC to review your property's assessed value
  2. File a Request for Reconsideration with the Assessment Review Board.

    You may also contact MPAC offices at (705) 728-3572 or 1-866-296-6722, www.mpac.ca​




    Learn more about your property assessment:  https://www.aboutmyproperty.ca/