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TAXES

The 2016 Final Taxes will be calculated as follows:

2016 Assessment x 2016 Tax Rate – Interim Billing = Final Taxes

2017 Due Dates

Interim

February 28th 2017
April 28th 2017

Final Tax Levy

August 31st 2017
October 31st, 2017

TAX PAYMENT OPTIONS

Payments may be made by any one of the following methods:

1.

Mail To:
Township of Lanark Highlands
P.O. Box 340, 75 George Street
Lanark, ON K0G 1K0

2.

In Person
Municipal Office
75 George Street, Lanark
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
*Cash, Cheque or Interac
(we do not accept credit cards)

3.

Drop-Off
Municipal Office – Mail Slot
75 George Street, Lanark
(located to the left of the main door)
*Cheques Only

4.

Telephone/Internet Banking
Bank Service charges may apply.
Please use your roll number as your account number.

5.

Bank
Taxes can be paid at any bank branch.
The original bill is required.

6.

Automatic Bank Withdrawals
The Township can arrange for automatic monthly withdrawals from your bank account to be applied against your tax account. Your tax account must be up to date before you begin. Contact the Municipal Office for further information.

Receipts
If a receipt is required, send the entire bill and a self-addressed envelope.

Post Dated Cheques
Post-Dated Cheques will ONLY be accepted at the Municipal Office

 

Make Cheques or Money Orders payable to:
“TOWNSHIP OF LANARK HIGHLANDS”


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Change of Address
Please notify the Township Office as soon as possible if there is a change of address.
Failure to receive a tax bill will not invalidate penalty and interest charges.

Additional/Supplementary Tax Bills
You may receive additional or supplementary tax bills if there have been changes to your assessment (ex. new house, renovations, demolitions, tax class and tax qualifier changes, assessment appeals, errors and omissions, etc.).

Other Currencies
Payments made other than in Canadian Funds will be applied against taxes owing at the exchange rate applicable on the day of receipt less a $5.00 service charge.

NSF Cheques
NSF or any returned cheques are subject to a processing fee of $20.00.

Overdue Accounts
A late payment charge of 1.25% on the total owing will be added on the first day following the due date and on the first day of each month thereafter until paid. All subsequent payments are applied to interest charges first, then to outstanding taxes.

Mortgage Companies
If a Mortgage Company pays your taxes, a receipt will be sent to you after the payment(s) have been made.

IMPORTANT!! PLEASE READ

It is very important that you remit your tax bill stubs with your payments or indicate your tax roll number on your cheque.

If you are paying more than one account, please indicate exactly how much you wish to have credited to each account. Thank you!!


TAX BILL BREAKDOWN

The Township of Lanark Highlands collects taxes for all properties within its boundaries. However, the Total Tax Rate applicable in the Township of Lanark Highlands is actually made up of three different Tax Rates, each raised for a different entity, being the Township of Lanark Highlands, the County of Lanark, and the Boards of Education. These independently calculated Tax Rates combine to make up your Total Tax Rate. This Total Tax Rate is multiplied by your property's assessment to determine how much your annual taxes will be. Tax Rates are not usually determined until late spring because of the timing of the budgeting process of the three entities involved.

In 2009, the breakdown of the tax bill in terms of funds raised was as follows:

• County of Lanark 35%
• School Boards 20%
• Township 45%


TAX RATES

A breakdown of the Total Tax Rate by each taxing entity is provided below.

Final Tax Rates 2015

Final Tax Rates 2016


CONTACT INFORMATION

Donna Schonauer, A/R & Taxation Clerk
613-259-2398 ext. 229
dschonauer@lanarkhighlands.ca