The City of Kingston is reminding property owners that they should now have their final property tax bills and the deadline for payment is Friday, July 30.
“Normally due at the end of June, the final 2021 billing was deferred to help alleviate some of the financial pressure property owners may have experienced due to the pandemic,” said Jeff Walker, the City’s Manager of Taxation
Property owners with questions or who have not received their final property tax bill can call 613-546-0000, between 8am and 5pm, Monday to Friday, or send an email to tax@CityofKingston.ca.
“Property taxes allow the City to provide services, such as waste and recycling collection, public transit and recreation and cultural programming, and to maintain and improve City recreational facilities, parks, roads and pathways,” explains a City release.
To avoid late payment charges, the City must receive payments on or before the due date. Payment options are indicated on your tax bill.
Property owners should be aware that penalty and interest charges on late payments cannot be waived and 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.
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.
Property assessment information is received from the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation and property tax assessment and tax levy for any Kingston property can be found by using the City’s look-up tool.