The Municipality offers several options for residents to remit their property taxes.
1. Payment at any commercial bank in Canada provided you have your complete tax bill for processing. Service charges may be charged by your bank.
2. Online banking or telephone banking. Set up “Edwardsburgh/Cardinal” as a payee with your online banking provider, using your property roll number as your account number. Telephone banking can be can be accessed by phoning the number on the back of your interac card.
3. Payment by pre-authorized payment plan – no fees or interest! If you complete an application and provide a void cheque, the Municipality will deduct a monthly payment from your bank on the last working day of the month. The payment will be one twelfth (1/12) of your prior year taxes from January until the final tax bills are issued. If you are starting the monthly plan later in the year, your payments will be divided by the number of remaining months in the year. When the final tax bills are issued in August, the monthly amount will be adjusted so that your taxes are paid in full by December 31. An application form is available here. Please print the form and forward by email with a VOID cheque to firstname.lastname@example.org. Emailed photos of the form and cheque will be accepted.
4. Visit the Township Office at 18 Centre St. during regular business hours. We accept cash, debit or cheque payments.
Property Tax Rate
The total residential tax rate for 2020 in Edwardsburgh Cardinal is 1.183316. Multiply this by your assessment to get your total tax bill for the year. Deduct any amounts already paid so you know what your August billing will be. If you’re on pre-authorized monthly payments, there will be an adjustment made in August to ensure everything is paid in full by December 31.
The total 2020 commercial tax rate is 2.637218.
The assessed value for your property is determined by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation. The assessed value is used by the Municipality to calculate your property taxes using the following formulae:
Assessed value X Municipal tax rate = Amount of Municipal property tax
Assessed value X Education tax rate = Amount of Education property tax
Municipal property tax + Education property tax = Total property tax
The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation publishes a brochure “Understanding Your Property Assessment” and these are available at the Municipal office or by calling MPAC at 1-866-296-6722 or at www.mpac.ca.
If you believe your assessment is incorrect you should contact MPAC to request an explanation. You may ask to have your assessment reviewed through a process called Request for Reconsideration and an adjustment may result. You may also file an appeal with the Assessment Review Board and a hearing will be convened. Information on filing an appeal is contained on your Property Assessment Notice.