Taxes

Taxes

The 2020 Final Taxes will be calculated as follows:

2020 Assessment X 2020 Tax RateInterim Billing = Final Taxes

2020 Tax Due Dates

2020 Interim Installments are due2020 Final Installments are due
February 28, 2020 August 31, 2020
April 30, 2020 October 30, 2020

Tax Payment Options

Township of Lanark Highlands
P.O. Box 340, 75 George Street
Lanark, ON K0G 1K0
*Cheques Only
Municipal Office
75 George Street, Lanark
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
*Cash, Cheque or Interac
(we do not accept credit cards)
Municipal Office – Mail Slot
75 George Street, Lanark
(located to the left of the main door)
*Cheques Only
Bank Service Charges may apply.
Please use your roll number as your account number, using ONLY the “X”s of your roll number as shown below.
0940-XXX-XXX-XXXX-0000
If you have more than one property EVERY Roll Number must be setup as a "PAYEE"
Taxes can be paid at any bank branch.
The original bill is required.
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

Please notify the Township Office immediately if the mailing address for your Property Tax Bills needs changing.

Download, Print and Submit a Change of Address

Failure to receive a tax bill will not invalidate penalty and interest charges.

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.).
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 or any returned cheques are subject to a processing fee of $20.00.
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.
If a Mortgage Company pays your taxes, a receipt will be sent to you after the payment(s) have been made.

Municipal Property Assessment Corporation

Every municipality in Ontario is a member of MPAC, a non-share capital, not-for-profit corporation whose main responsibility is to provide its customers - property owners, tenants, municipalities, and government and business stakeholders - with consistent and accurate property assessments.

MPAC administers a uniform, province-wide property assessment system based on current value assessment in accordance with the provisions of the Assessment Act. It provides municipalities with a range of services, including the preparation of annual assessment rolls used by municipalities to calculate property taxes.

Request for Reconsideration

RfRs can be requested for various reasons, including to correct:

  • an assessed value that is too high or too low;
  • property data, which can include the size of a building or the area of land;
  • the effective date for a supplementary or omitted assessment;
  • property classification; and
  • the portion of assessed value attributable to each class for those properties that have more than one property class.

What cannot be reviewed as part of the RfR process is the amount of property taxes paid to a municipality.

Before filing a Request for Reconsideration, please contact MPAC toll-free at 1 866 296-6722 or TTY 1 877 889-6722. A representative will review the information on file to ensure it is correct and up-to-date.

The RfR deadline is usually March 31 of the applicable taxation year.  However, given the emergency declared by the Province of Ontario, pursuant to the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act and regulations made thereunder, the RfR deadline for the 2020 taxation year will be 16 days after the emergency is lifted.

AboutMyProperty™

AboutMyProperty™ is a secure, online service that provides property taxpayers with convenient access to property assessment information. Through AboutMyProperty™, property taxpayers can access property assessment information, site information, lot size and recent sales information on their own property and similar properties - free of charge.

Contact information

In addition to the reports available through AboutMyProperty™, property taxpayers can call MPAC at 1-866-296-MPAC (6722)

To connect to the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) to look up your property assessment details visit www.mpac.ca.

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.

The breakdown of the tax bill in terms of funds raised is as follows:

  • County of Lanark
  • School Boards
  • Township

Tax Rates

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

Tax Rates 2019
Tax Rates 2018
Tax Rates 2017
Tax Rates 2016
Tax Rates 2015

Contact Us

Donna Schonauer
Accounts Receivable / Taxation Clerk
Ext. 229

 

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75 George Street,
PO BOX 340
Lanark, Ontario
K0G 1K0

613-259-2398
1-800-239-4695

Hours of Operation:
Monday to Friday - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.