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Township of East Zorra-Tavistock
Box 100, 90 Loveys Street
Hickson ON  N0J 1L0
Phone: 519.462.2697
Fax: 519.462.2961

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© 2014 Township of East Zorra-Tavistock

Township of East Zorra-Tavistock
The property tax rates on this site are provided as a convenience to ratepayers and the Township does not guarantee the accuracy of this information. These tax rates do not include area rates, local improvement charges and other charges billed with taxes, which may apply. As well, properties in the commercial, industrial and multi-residential property classes may be subject to capping adjustments.

Tax Rates

Tax rates are determined in the yearly budget.

2018 Tax Rates

Assessment Class Township County Education Total
Commercial Taxable: Full No Support CT 0.00929547 0.00766219 0.01340000 0.03035766
Commercial Taxable: Excess Land No Support CU 0.00650572 0.00536354 0.00938000 0.02125037
Commercial Taxable: Vacant Land No Support CX 0.00650683 0.00536354 0.00938000 0.02125037
Commercial Taxable: New Construction XT 0.00929547 0.00766219 0.01090000 0.02785766
Commercial Taxable: NC Vacant Land XU 0.00650683 0.00536354 0.00763000 0.01950037
Commercial Taxable: NC Excess Land XX 0.00650683 0.00536354 0.00763000 0.01950037
Farmlands Taxable: Full English Public FT 0.00114862 0.00094680 0.00042500 0.00252042
Industrial Taxable: Full No Support IT 0.01285471 0.01059606 0.01340000 0.03685077
Industrial Taxable: Excess Land No Support IU 0.00835556 0.00688744 0.00871000 0.02395300
Industrial Taxable: Vacant Land No Support IX 0.00835556 0.00688744 0.00781000 0.02395300
Industrial Taxable: New Construction JT 0.01285471 0.01059606 0.01090000 0.03435077
Industrial Taxable: NC Vacant Land JU 0.00835556 0.00688744 0.00708500 0.02232800
Industrial Taxable: NC Excess Land JX 0.00835556 0.00688744 0.00708500 0.02232800
Large Industrial Taxable: Full LT 0.01285471 0.01059606 0.01340000 0.03685077
Multi-Residential Taxable: Full English Public MT 0.01158390 0.00954854 0.00170000 0.02283244
Pipeline Taxable: Full No Support PT 0.00615511 0.00507362 0.01033737 0.02156610
Res/Farm Taxable: Full English Public RT 0.00488772 0.00402892 0.00170000 0.01061664
Residential: Farmland 1 R1 0.00219948 0.00181302 0.00076500 0.00477750
Managed Forest Taxable: Full English Public TT 0.00122193 0.00100723 0.00042500 0.00265416

Multi-residential, Commercial, or Industrial Property Taxes (Capped Properties)

Bill 140 -- "Continued Protection for Property Taxpayers Act, 2000" extends indefinitely the capping program initiated by Bill 79 in 2008. Under the provisions of this legislation, properties in the above classes will pay only 5% of the prior year's adjusted tax plus any budgetary increase. In 2005 & 2007, the Province introduced legislation offering municipalities options and tools to move properties in the capped classes closer to current value assessment (CVA) tax levels. This means that some properties would see reduced, or no, capping protection, and some would see a change in the clawback. (This amount is indicated in the line on your tax notice entitled "2016 Tax Cap Adjustment"). County Council has again opted to take advantage of any tools available that effectively excludes certain properties from the capping calculation once they reach or cross over their CVA tax, with the intent to accelerate the number of properties that are taxed at their full CVA. These options have to be re-evaluated each year, but it is Council's objective to take every opportunity available to move properties in the protected classes out of the capping regime. 2016 taxes on capped properties have been calculated by using:
  • 10% of the previous year's annualized capped tax and
  • 5% of the previous year's annualized CVA tax for eligible property, and
  • Imposing a threshold adjustment for capped properties would be billed at their full CVA tax level, and credit would be applied and affected properties would be billed at their full CVA tax level, and
  • Exclusion at CVA Tax -- excludes properties from the capping program if their final capped taxes for the previous year were equivalent to their CVA taxes, or
  • Cross-over exclusion - excludes properties that cross-over from being capped in one taxation year to being subject to clawback in the current year, or vice-versa

Detailed calculations from the consulting firm Municipal Tax Equity are available at the Township Office if you wish to view them.

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