Village of Christopher Lake
When are Tax Notices sent?
Tax Notices are generally mailed out at the end of April of each year.
Tax notices have been mailed for 2021 if you have not received your tax notice by the end of May please contact the office.
What time frame do taxes cover?
Taxes cover the time period of January 1 to December 31 of the current year.
Prepayment of taxes schedule
Taxes can be paid prior to receiving your tax notice and the amount paid will be based on the previous year’s tax levy.
- January 10%
In order to receive the discount you must make payment before the final business day of the current month or if you are mailing in your payment it must be post marked prior to the final day of the month. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS.
Please note: No discount of payment of education taxes.
When are taxes due?
Taxes are due on or before December 31 of the current tax year, after December 31 penalties will be levied on arrears. The penalty on tax arrears is 22.52% per annum.
Assessment Notices are only mailed when there has been a change to your assessment, generally every four years, unless you have changes to your assessment in the time between the province wide reassessments. The next re-assessment year is 2025, using a 2023 bas date. Assessment notices for 2021 have been mailed.
What is the mill rate?
The municipal mill rate for 2021 is set at 8.5 mills.
The Educational mill rates are as follows: residential 4.46 commercial 6.75
What is the Minimum Tax?, How is it applied? What does the minimum tax pay for?
The minimum tax is $850.00; it is applied to all land within the Village, commercial and residential.
The minimum tax was put in place to evenly distribute the costs of essential services, levies, maintenance and administrative costs, including a Capital Infrastructure Fund.
What is the Capital Infrastructure Fund (Capital CIF)?
Capital Infrastructure fund will be put aside for future capital expenditures. This includes things such as road upgrades, new buildings or new equipment.
What does it mean if I have a negative sign after the TOTAL TAXES OWING on my Tax Notice?
The negative sign after the amount means that you have a credit on your account and do not owe any taxes for the current year. This may be because you have prepaid your taxes in January and have slightly overpaid.