2022 Interim Tax Bills in the Mail and City Council Approves Help for Local Businesses
The City of Windsor 2022 Interim property tax bills have been mailed. If you have not received your tax bill(s) by February 1 or have questions in regard to the amount of the bill, please call 311 (alternate: 519-255-2489) or contact email@example.com by email.
Consistent with prior years, the Interim billing amount is approved at 50% of the property taxes paid in 2021. Changes resulting from Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) assessment updates are reflected on the tax bill. An adjustment on the tax bill titled “2022 Interim Tax Cap Adjustment” reflects any adjustment necessary to meet the 50% limitation. Changes resulting from the Final 2022 Municipal/Education Tax Rates will be reflected on the Final 2022 tax bill, which is mailed in June.
Payment must be received by the City on or before the due dates noted below.
Due dates for regular tax payments are February 16, March 16, and April 13, 2022.
The City also offers three convenient pre-authorized payment plans (PAP). Due dates for each of the PAP plans are as follows:
Installment Date Plan: February 16, March 16, April 13, 2022
Mid-Month Plan: February 15, March 15, April 19, May 16 and June 15, 2022
End-of-Month Plan: February 28, March 31, April 29, May 31 and June 30, 2022
Enrollment in a PAP can be completed at any time prior to a withdrawal date. Forms are available on the City website.
Tax payments are also accepted through a variety of methods:
· With your mortgage payments at your financial institution
· At the 350 City Hall Square West drop-off box – 1st floor (cheques only) – subject to facility closures
If your property taxes are paid by a mortgage or financial institution, you will receive a tax bill for your records. No action otherwise is required.
Financing Options and Assistance
Property owners who are having trouble keeping up with their property tax payments are encouraged to seek lower-cost financing alternatives, which are available through local financial institutions. Assistance through the City for property taxes is provided by way of the following programs:
· Tax Repayment Program: available to all property owners
· Tax Relief Program: available to single-family residential property owners that meet the eligibility criteria (application deadline: February 28, 2022)
Business Tax Payment Deferral
Windsor City Council is doing what it can for local businesses. Responding to a suggestion from the Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce, Council has approved a one-time deferral of February’s 2022 tax payment available to businesses impacted by recent closures imposed by the Province of Ontario. This deferral will provide small businesses with additional time to make application for financial assistance offered by the Province. Enrollment in the payment deferral program is not automatic, and property owners must submit an application form by February 10, 2022.
More information related to the provincial program can be found on the Government of Ontario's web page Businesses: Get Help with COVID-19 Costs.
Please note that failure to receive a tax bill does not exempt property owners from paying their taxes. Penalties and interest (which can add up to 15% of the taxes on an annual basis) will be added for late payments.
To learn more about property taxes, visit www.CityWindsor.ca. For information regarding property assessment, visit www.mpac.ca.