The Municipality passes an annual budget that consists of two parts, an operating budget, including all the expenditures required to deliver day-to-day Municipal services and the expected revenue (user fees, permits, etc.) and a capital budget which includes one-time expenditures for new or existing major projects or infrastructure (roads, sidewalks, bridges, etc.). A detailed version of the budget can be found by clicking here.
Property taxes are the major source of revenue for the Township. The base for property taxation is the assessment roll, which defines classes and the types of properties subject to taxation. The assessment roll comes from the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC). Information included in the roll is then used to determine tax rates and to levy taxes. Your property taxes are calculated by multiplying the assessed value of your property and the combined municipal, County (Upper Tier) and education rates. Tax rates are determined and taxes levied after Council adopts an annual budget of estimated revenues and expenditures. The Tax Rate Bylaw can be found here.
|2020 Interim Installments are due||2020 Final Installments are due|
|March 31, 2020||August 31, 2020|
|June 30, 2020||October 30, 2020|
Property tax billing occurs twice per year. Interim billing is sent out in March with instalment payments due at the end of March and June. Final billing is sent out in August with instalment payments due at the end of August and October.
Normally Interest, calculated at 1.25% each month, is added on the first day of each month on any tax arrears. Pay on time to avoid any late fees.
**NOTE: For 2020, due to COVID-19 the Montague Council has decided that no interest will be applied to property taxes due from May 2020 until September 30, 2020, BUT as of October 1st, 2020 interest charges will resume being applied to the outstanding property taxes due.
How To Pay Your Tax Bill
Tax payments may be made in any of the following ways:
- cash, cheque or debt (no credit cards) in person at the Township office;
- drop box, located at the main door for those who cannot make it to the office during regular hours ‐ please do not leave cash
- mail a cheque or money order;
- at any Chartered bank, Internet or telephone banking – please allow 3 -5 days for the payment to reach us
- post-dated cheques
- pre-authorized payment plan consisting of 12 monthly payments being withdrawn on the last working day of each month.
Preauthorized Payment Plan for Property Tax and Utilities Payments
Application forms for automatic monthly withdrawals directly from your bank account are available for download or in person at the Township Office.
Internet & Telephone Banking Customers
When paying your tax bill by Internet or telephone banking, you must use an eight-digit portion of your 19-digit roll number located at the top left-hand corner of your tax bill. Please use the following EXAMPLE to guide you:
09 01 000 (_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _) 0000
All eight digits located in the brackets must be used in order to ensure your account will be properly credited.
Unless paying in person, allow 3‐5 business days for your payment to reach us.
Note: There is a $15 fee for a reprint of a tax bill. Keep your final tax bill for income tax purposes.
|Level of Government||2020 Tax Rate|