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TIPP - 2018 instalment payment changes

New instalment amount for Jan. 1 to June 1, 2018

All Tax Instalment Payment Plan (TIPP) accounts are reviewed in November to determine the amount of the monthly payment from Jan. 1 to June 1 of the next year.

TIPP basics

  1. Each year property taxes are billed in May for the tax year, the period from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31.
  2. TIPP spreads the payment of taxes over 12 months, starting Jan. 1.
  3. TIPP automatically continues from year to year.
  4. From Jan. 1 to June 1 your monthly instalment is based on 1/12 of the previous year’s tax amount, rounded up to the nearest dollar. 

    2017 tax levy ÷ 12 = Jan. 1 to June 1, 2018 payment amount

  5. From July 1 to Dec. 1 your instalment amount will be adjusted based on the new 2018 annual tax amount.

2017 Tax levy

Your 2017 tax levy amount may include:

  • an assessment increase or decrease due to an amended assessment notice or an assessment appeal decision; or
  • outstanding taxes, for example: an outstanding initial payment, dishonoured payment(s) and/or service charge(s), outstanding TIPP filing fee, or a debit transfer from another City department.

Using a Supplementary Tax Bill to estimate taxes

Supplementary tax bills reflect the number of months the building was completed or occupied during the year. If you received a supplementary tax bill this year, that tax amount is annualized as part of calculating the new instalment for the up-coming year.

For example: A supplementary tax that billed for 8 months in 2017 is calculated for 12 months to estimate your 2018 taxes.

2017 Tax rebate and the 2018 January instalment change

For the 2017 tax year, Council approved two one-time rebates for property owners. These tax credits were applied to your 2017 property tax bill as a single amount, reducing the amount owing for the remainder of the year. TIPP instalments from July to December 2017 reflected this reduced outstanding amount. Revised instalments starting January 1, 2018, do not include these one-time rebates.

2017 Municipal Non-Residential Phased Tax Program (PTP) and the 2018 January instalment change

For the 2017 tax year, Council approved the Municipal Non-Residential Phased Tax Program (PTP). For those qualifying non-residential properties that received the 2017 PTP credit, the revised instalments starting January 1, 2018 do not include the credit for this one-year program.


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