The Pre-authorized Tax Payment Plan allows for automatic withdrawals from your bank account in 11, 6 or 4 instalments* With no line ups, no late fees and no postage, this property tax payment option provides flexibility and total convenience for residents.
*Withdrawal dates vary based on payment plan chosen and will be displayed on your tax bill.
Why should I sign up for the PTP Plan?
It provides increased flexibility…
Choose from 11, 6 or 4 instalments – whichever payment option works best for you.
It’s more economical…
Eliminate the added cost of postage. Say goodbye to late fees and interest charges.
Never miss a payment or waste time waiting in line to pay your tax bill.
It allows for easier monthly financial planning…
Signing up for PTP is the easiest way to budget for your tax payments throughout the year.
What are my PTP Plan Options?
11 Instalment Plan
If you register for this plan, there will be five (5) monthly payments from February to June for the interim tax bill and six (6) monthly payments from July to December for the final tax bill. All payments will be withdrawn from your account on the first day of the month. This plan is available for residential properties only.
6 Instalment Plan
If you register for this plan, there will be three (3) payments for the interim tax bill from February to April and three (3) payments for the final tax bill from July to September (for residential properties) or October to December (for commercial/industrial properties). For payment dates, see your tax bill.
4 Instalment Plan
If you register for this plan, there will be two (2) payments for the interim tax bill in February and March and two (2) payments for the final tax bill in July and August (for residential properties) or October and November (for commercial/industrial properties). For payment dates, see your tax bill.
For Commercial/Industrial Properties
Only The 4 Instalment Plan or The 6 Instalment Plan are available.
PTP Example for a $5,000 tax bill:
*For sample purposes only. Interim and final instalment amounts will vary.
Any changes to your account information must be submitted a minimum of 14 days prior to the next payment date.
Other charges that are added to your tax bill cannot be paid through the PTP Plan and must be settled seprately.
If a payment does not clear the bank, an administrative fee and interest (1.25% per month) will apply. Residents will be removed from the PTP Plan and returned to a regular 4 instalments plan after 2 payment infractions or if no replacement cheque is received after the first infraction.
If you do not wish to participate in the PTP Plan, you can pay your taxes in 4 instalments through the following methods:
Postdated Cheque: Make your cheques payable to the “City of Markham”. Please ensure that your cheques are for the full instalment amounts and are dated for the appropriate payment due dates. Once submitted, postdated cheques cannot be withdrawn from our files. Tax Roll Number must be recorded on the front of cheques.
Mail: Make your cheque payable to the “City of Markham” and forward to: City of Markham – Tax office, 101 Town Centre Blvd., Markham ON, L3R 9W3. Tax Roll Number must be recorded on the front of your cheque. Payments must reach the City by due dates to avoid interest charges (1.25% per month). Your cancelled cheque is your receipt. Do not send cash through the mail.
In Person at the Civic Centre: Payments can be made Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. or Thursdays 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Cash Counter (Thornhill Entrance) by cash, cheque or debit.
After Hours: Drop off your payments in the drop box located at the Thornhill Entrance at the Civic Centre.
At Your Financial Institution: Do not make payments through an automatic teller, as proper dated receipts are not provided.
Computer/Telephone Banking: To pay by this method, you require your Tax Roll number as stated on your tax bill. You only need the first 19 numbers, starting with 36. For more details, contact your financial institution. To avoid penalty charges, ensure that your payments are made five days prior to payment .
Make your cheques payable to the “City of Markham”. Please ensure that your cheques are for the full instalment amounts and are dated for the appropriate payment due dates. Once submitted, postdated cheques cannot be withdrawn from our files. Your Tax Roll Number must be recorded on the front of cheques.
Payments can be made Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. or Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Cash Counter located at the Thornhill Entrance of the Civic Centre (101 Town Centre Boulevard). Cash, cheque or debit payments are accepted.
For further information, contact a Customer Service Representative at 905-477-5530 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org .