The Township of Chisholm sends out two tax bills a year. The “Interim Bill” is mailed out at the beginning of March and is payable in two installments: one at the end of March and the second one at the end of May. This bill is always one half of the previous year’s taxes.
The second or “Final Bill” goes out during the summer once Council approves the Budget for the year. For this reason, due dates may vary but as a rule they would be end of August and end of October.
Taxes can also be paid on a monthly basis with postdated cheques or can be paid through Internet or Telephone Banking.
Should a receipt be required at the end of the year for Income Tax purposes, don’t hesitate to contact the office to have one mailed out to you.
Taxes can be paid in person at the Township office, 2847 Chiswick Line, by cash, cheque or debit. There is also a locked drop off box located next to our front door if you wish to drop off payments after hours.
Taxes can also be paid by internet or telephone banking To do this you need to first set up the Township as a Payee for a Bill Payment, choose the name as CHISHOLM TAXES or similar, your Account number is your full roll number that is found on your tax bill and it starts with 4831 000 00x xxxxx 0000 no spaces or characters, and depending on the bank you may or may not need the final 4 0’s. If you have any troubles with this please contact the Township office.
Taxes can be paid on a monthly basis with postdated cheques or can be paid through Internet or Telephone Banking. You can also mail in your post dated cheques, along with the bottom portion of your bill, when you receive your bill.
Should a receipt be required at the end of the year for Income Tax purposes, don’t hesitate to contact the office to have one sent to you.
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I didn't receive my tax notice. What should I do?
If you did not receive your Interim Bill (sent out in February) or your Final Bill (sent out in July), contact the Township office, by either phone or email. (705)724-3526, email@example.com
How do I pay my property Taxes?
There are three ways you can pay your property taxes.
In person at the Township office with either cheque or cash.
By mail, cut off the bottom portion of the bill and submit in the mail with a cheque. you can also send post dated cheques for the two installment dates that can be cut off the bottom of the tax bill to be accompanied with your cheque/cheques.
Online or telephone banking through your bank. To pay your taxes using online banking or telephone banking, you need to first set up the Township as a Payee, name should be CHISHOLM TAXES or similar, then your Account number is your full roll number that is found on your tax bill and it starts with 4831 000 00x xxxxx 0000 (depending on the bank that you use you may or may not need the final 4 0’s). If you have several roll numbers be sure to set them up separately to pay. If you need help with setting this up you can call the Township Office.
Why do I pay taxes for services I do not use?
The Township is mandated by the Province to contribute to several services. Some of these services are: a long term care facility, Social Services Board, a Library Board, a Health Unit, and a Conservation Authority.
As you may not use the services that you pay for within your taxes, those services are available to you should you choose or need to use them.
Why did my property taxes increase?
There are two possible reasons that your property taxes could increase. Either because the Township tax rate increased, and/or because your assessment on your property increased.
Every year the Township comprises a budget to produce the tax rate. The Township has several Finance meetings before the tax rate is finalized. The goal of these meetings are too ensure that the taxes collected will cover all the expenses of the Township. The draft Budget will get posted before every Finance Meeting, and any member of the public is welcome to attend. For dates and draft budget packages see the meetings section of our website here https://chisholm.ca/en/your-government/meetings-agendas
Your property assessment may increase due to some activities like, property sale, Building permits for improvements to the property, or during a reassessment year. The assessment is done by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC). If a reassessment is done you may receive a something from MPAC in the mail notifying you of any changes. If you feel your assessment is to high you can file a Request for Reconsideration (RFR) with MPAC. To find more information on your assessment and MPAC visit their website at https://www.mpac.ca/