Tax bills are issued twice a year with two installments on each bill to equal four payments.
Interim: Last Business Day of February and Last Business Day of May
Final Tax: Last Business Day of August and Last Business Day of November
How Your Tax is Calculated
Taxes are calculated by multiplying the tax rate indicated on your tax notice under the heading “RATE”, by your assessment indicated on your tax notice under the heading “VALUE”, to arrive at an amount.
Failure to receive a tax notice does not relieve you from payment of taxes or penalties. PENALTY is assessed the day following the due date at 1.25% and each month thereafter until paid. Payments in the drop box prior to 8:30 a.m. the morning after the due date will be considered paid by the due date. It is the responsibility of the rate payer to ensure the Town has the correct mailing address and failure to receive a bill does not remove liability for late payment charges.
Property taxes will be levied on newly constructed homes after MPAC has assessed the new structure value. MPAC is able to assess the new construction for the current year plus the two previous years if it takes that long for the property to be inspected. You will receive a separate tax bill for each year the property is assessed and payment will be due within the year billed for all supplementary bills. If you would like to estimate the supplementary taxes please multiply the construction value of your home by the tax rate for the respective year. Tax rates are available on our website www.kingsville.ca.
For assessment questions or complaints please contact the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) at 1-866-296-MPAC (6722) or visit their website at www.mpac.ca. The deadline for filing a Request for Reconsideration (RfR) disputing your 2015 property assessment is March 31, 2015. A copy of the RfR form is available at the municipal office or can be downloaded from MPAC’s website.
If you are a farmer and your tax bill does not reflect a farm classification it is likely that you did not file your annual Farm Registration Form with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) prior to the deadline. If you did not file or if you filed the form late, MPAC classifies the property as Residential taxable. The process to correct this oversight can take one full year. The farm owner must first contact the Farm Rebate Office at OMAFRA and discuss any changes that may have occurred on the property and the reason they have not filed. Farm Rebate will then determine if the property qualifies as a farm and if there is a correction to be made. Applications will need to be completed. Farm Rebate will then provide MPAC with any adjustment. The telephone number for OMAFRA is 1-800-469-2285 and their website www.omafra.gov.on.ca has more information. The Town is not able to complete the application or deal with OMAFRA or MPAC on your behalf.
To qualify for this rebate the property must be assessed in either the Commercial or Industrial property tax class and must have been vacant for at least 90 consecutive days in 2014. Application forms are available at the Town Hall or can be downloaded by clicking here for a Vacancy Rebate form in pdf. The deadline for submitting applications for the 2014 tax year is February 27, 2015.