Property Assessment Notices
Assessment Roll for 2020 Property Tax Year
The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) has produced the GIFN assessment roll for the 2020 property tax year and issued property tax notices. As in the rest of Ontario, interests in land continue to be valued as of January 1, 2016, as was the case for 2019. There will be a province-wide general reassessment in 2020 for the 2021 property tax year, with a valuation date of January 1, 2019 for the next four year assessment cycle.
MPAC is contracted by GIFN to conduct property assessments in accordance with our assessment law and Ontario property assessment rules and procedures. MPAC is an independent, not-for-profit corporation responsible for assessing and classifying more than five million properties across the province. MPAC’s assessors are trained experts in the field of valuation and apply appraisal industry standards and best practices. If you have questions about your property assessment, you may contact MPAC at 1 877 254-4670 or email GIFN@mpac.ca.
Request for Reconsideration:
If you disagree with the assessed value, classification, or tax status of the property, or if there is an error or omission on your Property Assessment Notice, you have the option to file a Request for Reconsideration (RfR) with MPAC, free of charge.
The deadline for filing a RfR is indicated on your assessment notice.
If you have questions about the RfR process or would like more information about your property assessment, you may contact MPAC at 1 877 254-4670 or email GIFN@mpac.ca
Final Property Tax Payments will be due and payable on or before August 1, 2019. Property tax notices will be sent out by July 1, 2019.
Interim property taxes are due and payable on or before April 1, 2019. Property tax notices were mailed on February 28, 2019. Please contact the tax administrator if you have not received your notice by March 8, 2019.
Taxes must be paid
Certified cheques or money orders shall be made payable to the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation.
Taxes that are not paid by April 1, 2020 shall incur a penalty of 10% and interest at 1.25% per month, not to exceed 15% per year, until paid or recovered.
The filing of an assessment appeal does not remove the obligation to pay taxes by the due date.
To notify us of any changes to your address, please complete and submit the Change of Address Form
Link to Change of Address Form
Failure to receive your property tax bill does not mean you do not have to pay property taxes. You are responsible for any amounts that come due and any penalty and interest charged on these amounts.
GIFN Property Tax Administration is looking to compile an email contact list to be able to provide email communications in addition to postal, website and other communication methods. This list will only be used for property tax administration purposes and will not be disclosed, sold or licensed to third parties. If you would like to be added to the GIFN Property Tax Administration Email Contact List, please send an email with your contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation Property Taxation Law, 2018 and the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation Property Assessment Law, 2018 have been approved by the First Nations Tax Commission (FNTC) on July 12, 2018 and came into force July 13, 2018. GIFN laws are also available on the First Nations Gazette web site www.fng.ca.
Property taxes are calculated by multiplying the assessed value of your property by the property tax rate. GIFN property tax rates are established each year in the GIFN annual rates law. There will be a four year transition period to allow taxpayers time to adjust from the $750 annual service fee to assessment based property tax. Details of the transition plan for each tax district are included in the GIFN property tax law.
Key Dates 2019
If you have questions about GIFN property tax administration, contact Stephanie Big Canoe at email@example.com or (705) 437-1337 ext. 2235 at the GIFN band office.
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