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Taxes

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Tax Policy & Important Information

The Town of Prescott issues tax bills twice a year. The interim bill, issued in early February is based on 50% of the total taxes of the previous year.  After Council approves the annual budget, tax rates are set and final tax bills issued.

Interim tax bills are issued the first week in February and due the end of February in one installment.

Final tax bills are issued the first week of July and half is due the end of July, with the remaining due at the end of August. 

If you have not received your tax bill a week before the due, please call the Town Hall at (613) 925-2812, ext. 6211.

 

Tax Rates

To view the taxes for the last five years in the Town of Prescott, please select a year below:

 2019 Tax Rates
 
       
Tax Class Municipal Education Total
Residential  0.01334041 0.00161000 0.01495041
Multi-residential  0.02085325 0.00161000 0.02246325
Commercial Occupied  0.02545584 0.01290000 0.03835584
Commerical Excess Land 0.01781909 0.01096500 0.02878409
Commercial Vacant Land 0.01781909 0.01096500 0.02878409
Industrial Occupied  0.03508528 0.01290000 0.04798528
Industrial Excess Land 0.02280543 0.01064250 0.03344793
Industrial Vacant Land 0.02280543 0.01064250 0.03344793
Pipelines 0.01859437 0.01030000 0.02889437
Farm 0.00333510 0.00040250 0.00373760
Managed Forest  0.00333510 0.00040250 0.00373760
 2018 Tax Rates
       
Tax Class Municipal Education Total
Residential  0.01347986 0.00170000 0.01517986
Multi-residential  0.02193761 0.00170000 0.02363761
Commercial Occupied  0.02598584 0.01340000 0.03938584
Commerical Excess Land 0.01819009 0.00938000 0.02757009
Commercial Vacant Land 0.01819009 0.00938000 0.02757009
Industrial Occupied  0.03545203 0.01340000 0.04885203
Industrial Excess Land 0.02304382 0.00871000 0.03175382
Industrial Vacant Land 0.02304382 0.00871000 0.3175382
Pipelines 0.01902099 0.01090000 0.02992099
Farm 0.00336997 0.00042500 0.00379497
Managed Forest  0.00336997 0.00042500 0.00379497
Commercial New Construction 0.02598584 0.01090000 0.03688584
Industrial New Construction 0.03545203 0.01090000 0.04635203
 2017 Tax Rates
 
 
       
Tax Class Municipal Education Total
Residential  0.01325862 0.00179000 0.01504862
Multi-residential  0.02252187 0.00179000 0.02431187
Commercial Occupied  0.02585174 0.01390000 0.03975174
Commerical Excess Land 0.01809621 0.00973000 0.02782621
Commercial Vacant Land 0.01809621 0.00973000 0.02782621
Industrial Occupied  0.03487017 0.01390000 0.04877017
Industrial Excess Land 0.02266561 0.00903500 0.03170061
Industrial Vacant Land 0.02266561 0.00903500 0.03170061
Pipelines 0.01140000 0.01140000 0.03034667
Farm 0.00331466 0.00044750 0.00376216
Managed Forest  0.00331466 0.00044750 0.00376216
Commercial New Construction 0.02585174 0.01140000 0.00725174
Industrial New Construction 0.03487017 0.01140000 0.04627017
 2016 Tax Rates
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Tax Class Municipal Education Total
Residential  0.01257193 0.00188000 0.01445193
Multi-residential  0.02334423 0.00188000 0.02522423
Commercial Occupied  0.02489243 0.01400000 0.03889243
Commerical Excess Land 0.01742470 0.00980000 0.02722470
Commercial Vacant Land 0.01742470 0.00980000 0.02722470
Industrial Occupied  0.03306418 0.01500000 0.04806418
Industrial Excess Land 0.02149172 0.00975000 0.03124172
Industrial Vacant Land 0.02149172 0.00975000 0.03124172
Pipelines 0.01900099 0.01180000 0.03080099
Farm 0.00314298 0.00047000 0.00361298
Managed Forest  0.00314298 0.00047000 0.00361298
Commercial New Construction 0.02489243 0.01400000 0.03889243
Industrial New Construction 0.03306418 0.01500000 0.04806418

To see the impact on an average home, please click on the tabs below:

 2011/2012 Impact Comparison
 2011/2012 Impact Comparison
 2012/2013 Impact Comparison
 2012/2013 Impact Comparison
 2013/2014 Impact Comparison
 2013/2014 Impact Comparison

Change of Ownership and/or Address:

Please notify the tax office in writing if you have recently purchased a property or if your mailing address is changed. If you have sold your property, please forward the tax bill to the new owner or return it to the tax office. Failure to receive a tax bill will not invalidate penalty and interest charges.

Mortgage companies: Only ONE tax bill is issued per billing. If a mortgage company or agent pays the tax bill on your behalf, it is your responsibility to forward it to them. The Town mails receipts to the owner after payment by the mortgage company.

Late payment penalty: A penalty of 1.25% for late payment is added the day following the due date and the first day of each month thereafter.

Payment methods available: Payments will be received by mail or in person at the Town Hall, 360 Dibble St. West. Payment type accepted: cash, interac, cheque or money order. Payment by credit card is not accepted. Please bring the entire tax bill and your payment will be receipted. Payment can also be made in person at most financial institutions on or before the due date, subject to any applicable fees of the financial institution. Internet or telephone bank payments are accepted. Input the 8-digit tax account number on your tax bill.

For further information, contact the Tax Office at 613-925-2812 ext. 6211.

For further information regarding taxes, please click on the tabs below:

 How are taxes calculated?
Your taxes are calculated by multiplying the municipal tax rate by your assessed value plus the school tax rate by your assessed value. Other factors such as capping and rebates are part of the calculation for many commercial and industrial properties. For a more complete explanation of your specific taxes, you can call our tax collector at (613) 925-2812 ext. 6211.
 Property Assessment
For information on how the value of your property is assessed, you can find information at the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation website or call them at 1-866-296-6722.
 Municipal Tax Rate
Council sets the tax rate each year based on the municipal budget. For information on the municipal budget click here.

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