In an early response to help ease hardship brought on by COVID-19, the City announced tax relief measures to help residents, including extending payments and suspending late penalties for all property tax and utility billings.
On May 15, the City’s extended 60-day grace period for these payments will end.
There are changes to instalment amounts and due dates for customers on all payment schedules. All customers will receive a mailed notification of their revised interim bill due dates. Final tax bills will be mailed in mid-May.
Property taxes for the remainder of 2020 will be due on the following dates: • Two-instalment plan: August 4 • Six-instalment plan: June 1, July 2, August 4, September 1 and October 1 • Eleven-instalment plan: June 15, July 15, August 17, September 15, October 15, November 16 and December 15.
*Customers on the 11-instalment plan will have their original May and June interim instalment amounts combined with the final billing and spread evenly over July through December payments.
Customers on City Pre-Authorized Payment Plans
Customers currently enrolled in the City’s pre-authorized payment plan don’t have to re-enroll – payments will start again automatically on the new due date.
Post-Dated Cheque Info
Customers who have sent the City post-dated cheques do not need to re-send cheques for the revised due dates, as any cheques previously submitted will be processed on the new due dates. Any cheques received after April 1, 2020 will be cashed according to the date on the cheque.
Tax Payment Via Mortgage Payment
Those who pay their taxes through their mortgage payment should contact their mortgage company or financial institution to learn how this grace period will affect their mortgage amount and/or mortgage payment schedule.
Info for those who paid Property Tax/Utility Bills During the Grace Period Customers who paid their property tax and utility bills during this time will see any payments made reflected on their account. Property owners can access their property tax account details by using the online Property Tax Lookup tool available at toronto.ca/services-payments/property-taxes-utilities/property-tax.
Utility Bill Customers Due dates appearing on utility bills have been automatically adjusted to reflect the 60-day grace period.