Property Tax Bills
In an effort to enforce social distancing, staff will be asking that any payments by cheque be either mailed or dropped off through the mail slot. If you would like a receipt one will still be provided if requested. Should you be paying by cash, please call ahead and we will have a receipt ready for you when you arrive. These preventative measures are not only to protect staff, but also to protect the residents of O’Connor should anyone have the misfortune of contracting COVID-19. For more information please contact the Municipal Office at 476-1451.
Please note: Council at their meeting held on April 14, 2020 passed a By-law amending By-law Number 2020-01, a by-law to impose late payment charges for the non-payment of taxes or any installment by the due date. By-law Number 2020-12 will waive penalty and interest on all unpaid taxes scheduled to be charged on May 1, June 1, or July 1, 2020. This is due to potential financial hardships of our ratepayers during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
The final tax bills normally sent out the beginning of June, with installment due dates of June 30 and August 31, will be delayed this year. New due dates will be set at the June 22, 2020 Council meeting.
Property Tax Payments
Property tax payments can be made at the office by cash or cheque only. Payments can also be made through internet banking or telephone banking by adding the Township as a payee (please contact your financial institution for more information). Credit Card, Interac e-Transfer and PayPal Payments Credit cards (Visa, MC, Amex), Interac e-Transfer and PayPal payments may be completed online through PaySimply, a secure third-party payment provider.
Please allow 3 business days for processing. A convenience fee of 1% to 2.29% applies to cover payment handling and processing charges. Cash and Debit Card In-Person at Canada Post Pay your property taxes in-person at any Canada Post outlet with cash or debit card. First visit PaySimply, our secure their-party payment provider to generate a QR code to take with you to Canada Post with your payment. Use the PaySimply logo above that will bring you to their website. Please allow 1 business day for processing once payment is made at Canada Post. A convenience fee of 1% to 2.29% applies to cover payment handling and processing charges.
Property Tax Applications
- Application for Tax Relief – Low Income Seniors or Persons with Disabilities
- Application for Rebate of Property Taxes for Vacancy – Commercial/Industrial
MPAC Property Assessment Notices
Request for Reconsideration deadline extended
The Request for Reconsideration (RfR) deadline for property owners who disagree with their property assessment is usually March 31 of the applicable tax year. MPAC has extended the 2020 RFR deadline to fall 16 days after the Province lifts its COVID-19 Declaration of Emergency.
2020 Property Assessment Update Postponed
As part of the Ontario Government’s Economic and Fiscal Update on March 25, 2020, the Hon. Rod Phillips, Minister of Finance, announced the Province’s decision to postpone the 2020 Assessment Update, which would have seen the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) update the assessed value of every property in Ontario this year.
In lieu of providing municipalities with updated assessed values for 2021, MPAC will deliver property assessments based on the fully phased-in January 1, 2016 current values, which is the same valuation date MPAC used for this year. For example, if your property value in 2020 was $300,000, municipalities will use this same value to calculate your property taxes in 2021.
MPAC will continue to conduct regular business, including updating property information, completing tax applications and managing Requests for Reconsideration and appeals.
If you have questions about your assessed value or the postponement of the 2020 Assessment Update, visit mpac.ca or call 1-866-296-MPAC (6722) or TTY: 1-877-889-MPAC (6722).