Property Taxes

Property Taxes

The Township issues two tax bills per year. The interim bill is mailed in mid-January of each year with installments due in February and March. The interim bill is based on 50% of the previous year’s taxes billed. The final bill is mailed in mid-June of each year with installments due in July and August.  

2021 INTERIM TAX BILL NOTICE

 

Please note the 2021 interim tax bills have been mailed.  The installment due dates are February 23rd, 2021 and March 26th, 2021.
 
If you have previously subscribed to the Pre Authorized Payment Plans (PAP) or the Automatic Tax Installment Withdrawal (ATIW - 2 pay or 1 installment per tax bill) please DO NOT PAY your interim tax bill.  You do not need to re-subscribe and the 2021 payments will continue to be paid as per your plan.  An EFT Notification confirming the installment amounts will be sent to you shortly.
 
Subscribers to the Automatic Tax Installment Withdrawal (ATIW - 4 pay or 2 installments per tax bill) please note that your installments will be automatically withdrawn as per your tax bill.

Should you have any questions, please contact the Treasury Department at 705-746-4243 or email us at finance@thearchipelago.on.ca.
 
Thank you and stay safe!

 

2021 Tax Payment Due Dates

Interim Bill

    1st Installment due February 23, 2021

    2nd Installment due March 26, 2021

Final Bill (will be mailed in June)

    1st Installment due July 27, 2021

    2nd Installment due August 26, 2021

Late Payment Charges

Property taxes are the primary source of revenue that funds the delivery of municipal services. 

Non-payment of property taxes is subject to two (2) separate late payment charges as follows:

Penalty

A penalty of 1.25% is added to your tax account the day after an installment payment is due.
For example:  Your tax installment of $1,000 is due February 25th.  A penalty of $12.50 is applied to the tax account on February 26th if payment is not received by end of business day on February 25th.

Interest

Interest is charged at a rate of 1.25% on any taxes not paid in a previous month.  Interest is not calculated on interest or penalty previously charged.
For example:  As of March 30th total outstanding taxes on your account is $3,000 (exclusive of any previous penalties or interest).  A penalty of $37.50 will be added to the account on April 1.

Reminder notices are mailed out to ratepayers eight times per year.

Late payment charges will not be waived once charged unless there is an administrative error or overcharge.  Should you subsequently remit payment for taxes, your payment will be applied first to any late payment charges then to the taxes which will leave a balance of tax owing if you do not remit the full amount outstanding.  Any balance owing will continue to attract late payment charges until it is paid in full.

Failure to receive a tax notice DOES NOT relieve the ratepayer from the responsibility of payment of taxes or from liability for penalty or interest on late payments. If you do not receive a tax bill by late January or late June, please contact the Tax Department.

Please Note:  A $25.00 administration fee will be charged on all non-negotiable cheques returned by our bank.

Summary of Tax Rates - 1980 to 2020

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