Property Tax Payments

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

  • by online banking payment, by adding “Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation” (not Georgina taxes) as a payee on your TD, BNS, BMO and CIBC  online banking web site (account number is the 15 digit roll number)
  • by pre­authorized debit payment, by downloading, signing and returning the pre­authorized debit form (link)
  • by mail to the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation Tax Administrator, Box N13, RR2 Sutton West, Georgina Island, ON L0E 1R0 by certified cheque or money order; or
  • at the office of the First Nation located at 879 Chief Joseph Snake Road, Georgina Island during normal business hours, by certified cheque or money order.

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, 2019 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.

Annual Property Tax Rates and Local Service Expenditures

Georgina Island First Nation Tax District
Notice: Link
Property Tax Expenditures Information Sheet:Link
Estimate of Property Taxes:Link

Snake and Fox Island Tax District
Notice:Link
Property Tax Expenditures Information Sheet:Link
Estimate of Property Taxes:Link

GIFN Annual Expenditure Law 2019 (Link) and GIFN Annual Tax Rates Law 2019 (Link)

Assessments & GIFN Assessment Review Board

Address Updates

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 Email Contact List

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 stephanie.bigcanoe@georginaisland.com

GIFN Property Tax and Assessment Laws

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.

GIFN Taxpayer Communication Policy

Introduction to GIFN Property Tax

Calculating Property Taxes

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.

GIFN Property Tax Administration Calendar – Key Dates

  • September 9, 2018 – Property Assessment Open House for Snake and Fox Islands Tax District
  • September 15, 2018 – Property Assessment Open House for Georgina Islands Tax District
  • October 1, 2018 – Deadline for Requests for Reconsideration
  • October, 2018 – Development of Preliminary Annual Rates and Expenditure Laws for 2019
  • December 14, 2018 – Deadline for Assessment Appeals
  • January 1 to December 31, 2019 – First year of GIFN property tax and local services
  • March 1, 2019 – Interim property tax notices mailed
  • April 1, 2019 – Interim property tax payment due
  • May 14, 2019 – Chief and Council enact annual rates and expenditure laws
  • May 30, 2019 – FNTC law review and approval of annual laws
  • June 30, 2019 – Final property tax notice mailed
  • August 1, 2019 – Final property tax payment due

Property Tax Administrator

If you have questions about GIFN property tax administration, contact Stephanie Big Canoe at stephanie.bigcanoe@georginaisland.com or (705) 437-1337 ext. 2235 at the GIFN band office.

External Links

First Nations Tax Commission www.fntc.ca
First Nations Gazette www.fng.ca

 

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