The City of Toronto began mailing the 2016 final property tax bills on May 17. All property owners should have received their bills by June 15. The final property tax bills are the second of two regular tax bills that are mailed each year.
Payment due dates for the final tax bills under the regular three instalment plan are July 4, August 2, and September 1. There are several ways to pay a property tax bill, including:
• Pre-authorized Tax Payment (PTP) program which allows residents to pay their taxes in two, six or 11 pre-authorized, automatic instalments. Residents can enrol in this program at any time if their taxes are in good standing. Applications for the PTP program are available at http://toronto.ca/taxes/ptp.
• Banks or financial institutions that offer internet banking, telephone banking, automatic teller or in person. If paying tax bills through an automatic teller, telephone or internet banking, residents should pay early to ensure payment reaches the City’s office on time.
• By cheque, using the business reply envelope included with the final tax bill. Payments sent using this method must arrive prior to the due date.
• In person at the inquiry and cashier counters at Toronto City Hall or any civic centre from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. Extended hours of 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.will be offered from Wednesday, June 29 to Tuesday, July 4.
Toronto City Hall and civic centre addresses:
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.
East York Civic Centre, 850 Coxwell Ave.
Etobicoke Civic Centre, 399 The West Mall
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Dr.
York Civic Centre, 2700 Eglinton Ave. W.
• Payment drop boxes are available at Toronto City Hall, all civic centres and in various community centres or libraries across the city. For a list of locations, visit:http://toronto.ca/propertytax.
• Mortgage companies – if taxes are paid through a mortgage company, taxpayers should forward a copy of the tax bill to them.
The City of Toronto has alsolaunched online lookups for utility, property tax, and parking ticket information. Residents can visit http://toronto.ca/
More information about property tax bills is available at http://www.toronto.ca/