Property Tax Bills
The Interim tax bills were mailed out during the first week of February. The FIRST installment of the 2021 Interim tax bills was due February 26th. The SECOND installment will be due April 30th.
The Interim billing is based on 50% of your previous years property taxes. Once the 2021 budget is approved and the rates have been finalized, the Final billing, which includes the last two installments for 2021, will be issued.
For more information, please call the Municipal Office at 476-1451.
Property Tax Payments
Payments of cash or cheque can be made at the Municipal office located at 330 Highway 595. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, should you wish to pay by cash, please call the office at 476-1451 before bringing your payment. Please do not place cash through the mail slot. Payments by cheque can be dropped off through the office mail slot at 330 Highway 595 or mailed to the office at RR #1 Kakabeka Falls, Ontario, P0T 1W0. If you would like to get a receipt immediately upon dropping off your cash or cheque, please call ahead so staff can have it ready for you.
Payments through internet banking or telephone banking can be done by adding the Township of O’Connor as a payee (please contact your financial institution for more information). Please allow 3 business days for payments to process.
Credit Card (Visa, MC, Amex) and PayPal Payments can be completed online for a fee through PaySimply, a secure third-party payment provider. See instructions below.
Interac e-Transfer is now available. See instructions below.
If you are using e-transfer to pay your taxes, you MUST send the Township an email to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating the password used and your Roll Number (5816-000-000-_________-0000) located on your property tax bill. Should you not send your password and roll number, staff will be unable to process your payment.
With PaySimply, you can use everyday payment methods like credit card and PayPal (please allow 3 business days), to pay taxes and bills online, or make in-person payments with cash or debit card at any Canada Post outlet. A convenience fee of 1% to 2.29% applies to cover payment handling and processing charges. To pay your property taxes in-person at any Canada Post outlet with cash or debit card, first visit PaySimply to generate a QR code to take with you to Canada Post with your payment. Please allow 1 business day for processing once payment has been made at Canada Post.
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
2021 Property Assessment Update Postponed
As part of the Ontario Government’s 2021 spring budget, the Minister of Finance announced the decision to, once again, postpone a province-wide property assessment update due to the pandemic. Property assessments for the 2022 property tax year will continue to be based on January 1, 2016 assessed values. In addition, the budget notes that the government will hold consultations on the timing and valuation date for the next assessment update and that outcomes will be communicated this fall. Our focus remains unchanged. MPAC will continue to maintain an inventory of all properties and account for changes that happen each year in every property sector, across the province. In addition to our work to keep Ontario’s property data up-to-date, we continue to conduct market analysis, complete tax applications, and manage requests for reconsideration and appeals.
MPAC remains in a strong position to deliver the next province-wide assessment update, whenever that may be. If you have questions about your assessed value or the postponement of the 2021 Assessment Update, visit mpac.ca or call 1-866-296-MPAC (6722) or TTY: 1-877-889-MPAC (6722).
Request for Reconsideration deadline extended
The Request for Reconsideration (RfR) deadline for property owners who disagree with their property assessment is usually March 31st 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).