Taxes & Assessments
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.
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.
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 2016 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
For more information about your property taxes, contact:
Town of Halton Hills
1 Halton Hills Drive
Halton Hills, ON L7G 5G2
tel: 905-873-2601 ext. 2337, 2242, 2243 or 2244.
The assessed value of a property is commonly referred to as the current value assessment or CVA. The CVA is an estimate of the market value of a property at a fixed point in time (the valuation date), or the amount the property would sell for in an open market on a given date (i.e. what a willing buyer would pay a willing seller for the property).
In Ontario, the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) assigns the assessed value and tax class to all properties every four years. Municipalities have no authority to assign, alter or change the assessed value or tax class of property.
Property Assessment Notices
Visit the About My Property page to learn more.
Certified tax statements
A Certified Tax Statement provides the current tax status for a property. For more information call 905-873-2601 ext. 2242.
Visit the Tax Fees page for details.