The City of Kingston is reminding property owners that they should have received their interim property tax bills and the deadline for payment is Friday, February 28. Payments must be made to the City on or before the due date to avoid late payment charges.
“Failure to receive a tax bill does not excuse a ratepayer from the responsibility for payment nor relieve the liability of penalty for late payment,” according to the City, and penalty and interest charges on late payments cannot be waived. Payment options are listed on your tax bill.
A penalty of 1.25 per cent is charged on unpaid installments on the first day of default and interest of 1.25 per cent is charged on the first day of each month thereafter.
Anyone requiring additional information or who has not received their tax bill can phone the customer call centre at 613-546-0000 between 8am and 5pm, Monday through Friday.
“Property taxes are levied by the City and provide the main source of revenue to deliver services supplied by the City and its boards and agencies,” explains a City release. “In addition to collecting its own taxes, the City is also responsible for levying and collecting education taxes on behalf of the Province of Ontario, which are distributed to school boards located in Kingston.”
The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation provides the City with property assessment information. Property tax assessment and the tax levy for any Kingston property can be looked up at CityofKingston.ca/assessment.