Tax bills are on their way to Burlington residents after City OK’s 2022 rate
Published May 6, 2022 at 1:49 pm
Burlington residents can expect to see their tax bills soon now that local councillors approved the Tax Levy Bylaw that sets the 2022 rate.
The bylaw allows the city to bill 2022 property taxes and set payment due dates for final tax bills on June 22 and Sept. 22. Final tax bills will be mailed in late May.
The overall property tax increase is 2.84 per cent or $22.17 for each $100,000 of urban residential assessment. The 2022 Tax Levy Bylaw reflects the budget processes of both the city and Halton Region. The province provides the education tax rates.
The City of Burlington collects property taxes for the city, Halton Region and the Halton district school boards. The total combined tax levy for all three entities is approximately $452.3 million.
The city’s levy is $191.6 million; the city collects $144.6 million on behalf of Halton Region; and $116.1 million on behalf of the Halton district school boards. The taxes levied for Halton Region and the Halton district school boards are remitted to them.
In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic impact, council approved a 2022 COVID-19 Property Tax Deferral Payment Plan program to provide relief to residents and businesses that continue to face financial hardship due to the pandemic.
The application-based program allows eligible property owners who are unable to pay property taxes by the regularly scheduled tax due dates, to defer taxes under a pre-authorized payment plan. Eligible property owners may include unpaid balances from March 1, 2020, onward in the deferral plan and they can choose which month they would like to start the monthly payments.
The remaining options for start dates are June 1 or July 1. Equal monthly withdrawals will be made that will allow for the property taxes to be paid in full by Dec. 1, 2022. Property owners enrolled in this payment plan will not be subject to penalty and interest charges as long as payments are made.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising