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    Tax Rates, Fees & Assessments

    Tax information

    Realty (property) taxes are levied by the Town. Taxes provide the main source of revenue to deliver services supplied by the town, the region and school boards located in Halton Hills.

    Properties are assigned a tax class depending on the use or purpose of each property. Annual tax rates are set and applied to each tax class. The tax levy for property is calculated by using the applicable tax rate and the assessed value assigned to each property. To look up your property tax use the Halton Region Property Tax Estimator.  This tool contains property tax information for the current 2016 taxation year. Assessment information for the next assessment cycle 2017-2020 taxation years can be obtained on the MPAC About my Property website


     

    Service
    Cost
    Administration fee for New Accounts $30 per new account
    Administration fee for Change of Ownership $35 per request
    Arrears Notice fee (on accounts with arrears greater than $125) $5 per notice
    Detail Statement of Account $35 per property
    Summary Statement of Account $20 per property
    Transfer fee (administration fee for adding costs to the tax roll) $41 per addition
    Tax Certificate $58
    Tax Certificate - Rush $75

    Please click here for the Finance department Fee Schedule

    If you have any questions regarding your tax bill please contact the Town of Halton Hills Tax Section.

    Capping Factors/Options

    2017 Capping Factors/Options
    Commercial
    Industrial
    Multi-residential
    Annualized Tax Limit 10% 10% 10%
    Prior Year Tax Limit 10% 10% 10%
    Clawback Percentage Retained 76.2591% 73.9263% 100%
    CVA Threshold for Increasers $500.00 $500.00 $500.00
    CVA Threshold for Decreasers $500.00 $500.00 $500.00
    Municipal Levy Change Factor 0.026823 0.0158484 0.02594164
    Exclude Properties Previously at CVA Tax Yes Yes Yes
    Exclude Properties That Move From Capped to Clawed Back Yes Yes Yes
    Exclude Properties That Move From Clawed Back to Capped  Yes Yes Yes
    Notional Rate Urban 1.799171% 2.889250% 1.495896%
    Notional Rate Rural 1.756874% 2.820718% 1.437816%
    Final Tax Rate Urban 1.847431% 2.935040% 1.534702%
    Final Tax Rate Rural 1.805152% 2.866537% 1.476646%

     

    2016 Capping Factors/Options
    Commercial
    Industrial
    Multi-residential
    Annualized Tax Limit - based on previous year's Annualized taxes 10.00% 10.00% 10.00%
    Previous Year's CVA Tax Limit 5.00% 5.00% 5.00%
    CVA Tax Threshold for protected properties (increasers)  $250 $250 $250
    CVA Tax Threshold for clawed back properties (decreasers)  $250 $250 $250
    Maintain properties at CVA tax in prior year for current year Yes Yes Yes
    Maintain properties at CVA tax when property crosses from CAP to CLAW Yes Yes Yes
    Maintain properties at CVA tax when property crosses from CLAW to CAP Yes Yes Yes
    New Constructrion Minimum Threshold 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%
    Municipal Levy Change 1.549766% 1.537261% 2.602188%
    Clawback % 35.1430% 31.1957% 0.00%
    Decrease Retained 64.8570% 68.8043% 100.00%
    Tax Rate - Urban 1.879281% 3.069181% 1.756059%
    Tax Rate - Rural 1.835021% 2.997468% 1.687324%

     

     

    2015 Capping Factors/Options
    Commercial
    Industrial
    Multi-residential
    Annualized Tax Limit - based on previous year's Annualized taxes 10.00% 10.00% 10.00%
    Previous Year's CVA Tax Limit 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    CVA Tax Threshold for protected properties (increasers)  $250 $250 $250
    CVA Tax Threshold for clawed back properties (decreasers)  $250 $250 $250
    Maintain properties at CVA tax in prior year for current year Yes Yes Yes
    Maintain properties at CVA tax when property crosses from CAP to CLAW Yes Yes Yes
    Maintain properties at CVA tax when property crosses from CLAW to CAP Yes Yes Yes
    New Constructrion Minimum Threshold 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%
    Municipal Levy Change 1.784021% 1.758352% 2.996355%
    Clawback % 39.3314% 33.7341% 0.00%
    Decrease Retained 60.6686% 66.2659% 100.00%
    Tax Rate - Urban 1.904948% 3.130729% 1.782388%
    Tax Rate - Rural 1.858843% 3.056026% 1.710788%

     

    2014 Capping Factors/Options
    Commercial
    Industrial
    Multi-residential
    Annualized Tax Limit 10% 10% 10%
    CVA Tax Threshold – Increasers (capped) $250.00 $250.00 $250.00
    CVA Tax Threshold – Decreasers (claw back) $250.00 $250.00 $250.00
    Municipal Levy Change 1.3125 1.302251 2.22696
    Claw back (% claw back) 40.0142% 34.642% 0.00%
    Decrease Retained 59.9858% 65.358% 100.00%
    New Construction Minimum Threshold 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%
    Tax Rate – Urban 1.955466% 3.193129% 1.806057%
    Tax Rate – Rural 1.908469% 3.116982% 1.733072%
    Maintain properties at CVA tax for current Year if CVA tax reached in prior year YES YES YES
    Maintain properties at CVA tax if CVA taxReached or crossed in current year YES YES YES

     

    2013 Capping Factors/Options
    Commercial
    Industrial
    Multi-residential
    Annualized Tax Limit 10% 10% 10%
    CVA Tax Threshold – Increasers (capped) $250.00 $250.00 $250.00
    CVA Tax Threshold – Decreasers (claw back) $250.00 $250.00 $250.00
    Municipal Levy Change 1.449732 1.449622 2.490064
    Claw back (% claw back) 26.6717% 46.0342% 0.00%
    Decrease Retained 73.3283% 53.9658% 100.00%
    New Construction Minimum Threshold 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%
    Tax Rate – Urban 2.023073% 3.278167% 1.847943%
    Tax Rate – Rural 1.973482% 3.197817% 1.770929%
    Maintain properties at CVA tax for current Year if CVA tax reached in prior year YES YES YES
    Maintain properties at CVA tax if CVA taxReached or crossed in current year YES YES YES

     

    2012 Capping Factors/Options
    Commercial
    Industrial
    Multi-residential
    Annualized Tax Limit 10.00% 10.00% 10.00%
    CVA Tax Threshold - Increasers (capped) $250.00 $250.00 $250.00
    CVA Tax Threshold - Decreasers (claw back) $250.00 $250.00 $250.00
    Municipal Levy Change 1.648811% 1.676921% 2.861232%
    Claw back (% claw back) 47.2212% 41.8818% 0.00%
    Decrease Retained 52.7788% 58.1182% 100.00%
    New Construction Minimum Threshold 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%
    Tax Rate - Urban 2.075254% 3.307050% 1.879250%
    Tax Rate - Rural 2.024354% 3.224578% 1.800203%
    Maintain properties at CVA tax for current year
    if CVA tax reached in prior year 
    YES
    YES YES
    Maintain properties at CVA tax if CVA tax reached
    or crossed in current year   
    YES
    YES YES

     

    2011 Capping Factors/Options
    Commercial
    Industrial
    Multi-residential
    Annualized Tax Limit 10.00% 10.00% 10.00%
    CVA Tax Threshold - Increasers (capped) 250.00 250.00 250.00
    CVA Tax Threshold - Decreasers (claw back) 250.00 250.00 250.00
    Municipal Levy Change 1.970878% 2.02356% 3.514431%
    Claw back (% claw back) 58.4089% 44.2451% 0.000000%
    Decrease Retained 41.5911% 55.7549% 100.0000%
    New Construction Minimum Threshold 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%
    Tax Rate - Urban 2.167602% 3.422720% 1.920123%
    Tax Rate - Rural 2.114514% 3.336704% 1.837679%
    Maintain properties at CVA tax for current year
    if CVA tax reached in prior year 
    YES
    YES
    YES
    Maintain properties at CVA tax if CVA tax reached
    or crossed in current year   
    NO
    NO
    NO

     

    2010 Capping Factors/Options
    Commercial
    Industrial
    Multi-residential
    Annualized Tax Limit 10.00% 10.00% 10.00%
    CVA Tax Threshold - Increasers (capped) $250.00 $250.00 $250.00
    CVA Tax Threshold - Decreasers (claw back) $250.00 $250.00 250.00
    Municipal Levy Change 0.984891% 1.022432% 1.792861%
    Claw Back (% claw back) 51.2893% 33.4181% 0.0000%
    Decrease Retained 48.7107% 66.5819% 100.0000%
    New Construction Minimum Threshold 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%
    Tax Rate - Urban 2.262714% 3.532630% 1.945701%
    Tax Rate - Rural 2.212885% 3.451894% 1.868318%
    Maintain properties at CVA tax for current year
    if CVA tax reached in prior year 
    YES
    YES
    YES
    Maintain properties at CVA tax if CVA tax reached
    or crossed in current year   
    NO
    NO
    NO

     

    2009 Capping Factors/Options
    Commercial
    Industrial
    Multi-residential
    Annualized Tax Limit
    10.00%
    10.00%
    10.00%
    CVA Tax Threshold - Increasers (capped)
    250.00
    250.00
    250.00
    CVA Tax Threshold - Decreasers (claw back)
    250.00
    250.00
    250.00
    Municipal Levy Change
    1.850761%
    1.947164%
    3.473008%
    Claw back (% claw back)
    76.8728%
    66.8876%
    0.000000%
    Decrease Retained
    23.1272%
    33.1124%
    100.0000%
    New Construction Minimum Threshold
    100.00%
    100.00%
    100.00%
    Tax Rate - Urban
    2.403018%
    3.704134%
    2.020323%
    Tax Rate - Rural
    2.346944%
    3.613280%
    1.933242%
    Maintain properties at CVA tax for current year
    if CVA tax reached in prior year 
    YES
    YES
    YES
    Maintain properties at CVA tax if CVA tax reached
    or crossed in current year   
    NO
    NO
    NO

     

    To order a Tax Certificate please forward, by mail a written request along with your payment of $58.00 (per property) payable to the Town of Halton Hills. Please include the legal description and/or municipal address of each property. The fee for a rush Tax Certificate is $75.00

    If you have any question please contact the Town of Halton Hills Tax Department.

    Important changes to the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation's (MPAC) 2016 property assessments

    Residential property assessment notices were mailed on June 23, 2016. All other property type assessments, including industrial and commercial properties, will be mailed on October 18, 2016.

    Property owners are encouraged to review comparable properties on the MPAC About my Property website. The roll number and access key that is required will be detailed on your property assessment notice. Visit the Understanding Your Property Assessment Notice (link to https://aboutmyproperty.ca/property-assessment)  page for more information about your Property Assessment Notice.

    How will reassessment affect my 2017-2020 taxes?

    Halton Region has experienced higher market value increases than the province as a whole. Halton Hills’ market value increases are approximately 25 per cent. If your assessment has increased by more than 25 per cent you will experience an assessment related increase in your taxes that will be phased-in over the four year period.

    Example:

    2012 (old) market value — $600,000
    2016 (new) market value — $850,000
    Increase — $250,000

    This example represents a 42 per cent increase or 10.5 per cent increase year over year from 2017 to 2020. The town’s overall average increase is approximately 25 per cent or 6.3 per cent year over year. If your assessment has increased more than the Town’s overall average, you will have a property tax increase due to reassessment. The difference between the average Town increase of 25 per cent and the increase of 42 per cent from the example above is 17 per cent. The 17 per cent difference will be phased-in over the four year period 2017 to 2020, or approximately 4.25 per cent increase per year (excluding any budgetary related changes).

    Please note that all percentages are estimates.

     

    Deadlines for Request for Reconsideration (RfR) and/or appeal

    MPAC has made changes to the deadline for RfR and/or appeal dates. Property owners now have 120 days from the issue date of their 2016 property assessment notice to file for an RfR and/or appeal. For residential property owners who receive their notice in June 2016, the date for appeal is October 25, 2016. For all other property owners who receive their notice in October, the date for appeal is February 15, 2017.

    The Capping / Clawback program is a requirement of the provincial government. It is intended for Commercial, Industrial, and Multi-Residential Properties only. The objective of the program is to reduce the impacts of large increases in assessment by limiting property tax increases.

    Over the past few years the Province mandated that tax increases on commercial, industrial, or multi-residential lands would be limited to no more than 5% of the previous year's taxes. This meant it could take several years for properties receiving capping protection to pay full taxes based on their Current Value Assessment.
    Starting in the 2005 tax year, the provincial government provided municipalities with more options:

    • They allowed municipalities to set the cap limit between 5% and 10%
    • They allowed municipalities to set 'thresholds' of up to $250. If the application of other cap / clawback measures brought the property to within the threshold value, the taxes would automatically be set at the Current Value Assessment taxes.
    • They allowed municipalities to implement a minimum annual increase up to 5% of CVA level taxes.
    • Limits do not apply to municipal levy increases. Annual tax increases may exceed the capped percent limit.
    New in 2009 and future years:
    • The province allows municipalities the option to exclude from the capping program, properties that have reached CVA tax in the prior year.
    • The province is providing municipalities with increased flexibility to accelerate progress to current value assessment level taxes as well as the option to exit or phase-out from the program.
    • Municipalities may exclude vacant land from the phase-out eligibility criteria where all properties must be within 50% of CVA level taxes.
    • Municipalities also have the option to limit capping protection only to reassessment related changes prior to 2017.

    After a considerable amount of review and analysis Halton Region, in consultation with the area municipalities, recommended to Regional Council that the maximum factors be applied. The intent is to move the Commercial, Industrial, and Multi-Residential properties to pay CVA-based property taxes as quickly as possible.

     

    Capping Adjustments on Tax Bills

    Properties that received a cap or clawback in the previous year have been allocated 50% of the cap or clawback amount on the current interim tax bill. Cap and clawback calculations and adjustments for the current year will be shown on the final tax bill.

     

    Your taxes are calculated by multiplying the assessment value of your property by the tax rate(s). Your tax bill lists the tax class code(s) that apply to your property, the assessed value(s), the tax rate(s) and the final taxes.

    For a complete listing of all the final tax rates please select from the list below:

    • 2017 Final Tax Rates PDF
    • 2016 Final Tax Rates PDF
    • 2015 Final Tax Rates PDF
    • 2014 Final Tax Rates PDF
    • 2013 Final Tax Rates PDF
    • 2012 Final Tax Rates PDF
    • 2011 Final Tax Rates PDF
    • 2010 Final Tax Rates PDF
    • 2009 Final Tax Rates PDF
    • 2008 Final Tax Rates PDF

    Interim tax rates are calculated in one of two different ways. If the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) has undertaken a reassessment then notional tax rates are used. Notional tax rates are designed to smooth out the impacts of any substantial tax changes as a result of the reassessment or any significant changes to a property. In non-reassessment years interim tax rates are equal to 50% of the previous year's tax rates.

     

    For more information about your property taxes, contact:
    Town of Halton Hills
    Civic Centre
    1 Halton Hills Drive
    Halton Hills, ON L7G 5G2
    tel: 905-873-2601 ext. 2337, 2242, 2243 or 2244.
    fax: 905-873-2267
    Tax Department

     

     


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