Final tax installment extensions

In recognition of the disruption caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, Council has approved financial relief for Milton taxpayers through extensions of the 2020 final tax installments.

The final tax installment dates are deferred as per the following:

  • June 30, now due August 31, 2020
  • September 30, now due October 30, 2020

This deferral effectively affords taxpayers an extension to remit the final tax installments without incurring fees. 

COVID-19 pre-authorized monthly property tax deferral 

A further relief program is now available for those property owners that are adversely impacted by COVID-19. The COVID-19 Pre-Authorized Plan (PTP) is available following the submission of an application if eligibility criteria is met.

In general, taxpayers not currently on the regular monthly withdrawal program or have taxes paid for by their mortgage company, can apply for a one-time COVID-19 PTP re-payment plan. The plan consists of (up to) six monthly withdrawals beginning as early as August 12, 2020, through to a final withdrawal date no later than January 13, 2021.

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Frequently Asked Questions – 2020 Final Property Tax Relief

Are the 2020 final property taxes still due June 30 and September 30, 2020?

No, the 2020 final tax installments have been deferred to August 31 and October 30, 2020 to provide ratepayers with additional time to pay. 
When will I receive my 2020 Final tax bill?
The tax bills showing the deferred tax due dates of August 31 and October 30, 2020 will be mailed the week of June 15, 2020.
I pay my taxes through the Monthly Pre-Authorized Program. Will the schedule change for the remaining 2020 installments?
No, as the 2020 levy has already been distributed over equal monthly billing, no further extension for payment is provided. The final five monthly withdrawals will take place on the last business day of June through October.
I pay my taxes through my mortgage company, will they still pay the Town?
These installments have also been deferred to August 31 and October 30, 2020. Mortgage companies have received their client payment lists with these due dates indicated.
What if I want to make a partial payment in advance of the new deferred due dates?
If you choose to pay either a portion or the full installment amount ahead of the deferred due date, payment will be credited to your account as of that date, however, no discount will be provided.   
I have overdue taxes owing from a previous installment. Is penalty/interest being charged?
Yes, from July 1, 2020, onward, penalty/interest at a rate of 1.25% will be added the first of each month until the overdue amount is paid in full.  Council previously approved a grace period where no penalty/interest was charged during April, May and June 2020.
Has the provincial reassessment conducted by MPAC (Municipal Property Assessment Corporation) been deferred?
Yes, the province has announced that the 2020 Assessment update has been postponed. This means property taxes for 2021 will be based on the same assessment used for 2020 tax calculations. Changes in the amount billed will be impacted by either changes made to your property or the 2021 annual budget requirements.